Interpol/Wu-Tang Offshoot Banks & Steelz Reveal Debut Album, Share "Giant"

Interpol/Wu-Tang Offshoot Banks & Steelz Reveal Debut Album, Share 'Giant'
Following a three-year incubation period, Interpol frontman Paul Banks and Wu-Tang rapper/producer RZA have formally announced their first album as Banks & Steelz. The pair's Anything but Words sees release August 26 and will be supported with a North American tour.

Album details were delivered today (June 9), with it now being confirmed that the collection will feature 12 songs. This includes the previously premiered, Ghostface Killah-featuring "Love + War," though the Ironman isn't the only guest on the LP. Also showing up on Banks & Steelz's debut are Florence and the Machine's Florence Welch, Kool Keith, and RZA's Wu-Tang pals Method Man and Masta Killa.

To help tease the release, Banks & Steelz are streaming opening track "Giant," which you'll find below.

While the partnership had recently announced a few upcoming festival appearances, they've now unveiled a fuller North American tour schedule. The trek finds them crossing over into Canada for a show at Toronto's Mod Club on September 6.

The rest of the date and venue details can be found below as well.

Anything but Words:

1. Giant
2. Ana Electronic
3. Sword in the Stone (ft. Kool Keith)
4. Speedway Sonora
5. Wild Season (ft. Florence Welch)
6. Anything But Words
7. Conceal
8. Love and War (ft. Ghostface Killah)
9. Can't Hardly Feel
10. One by One
11. Gonna Make It
12. Point of View (ft. Method Man and Masta Killa)

Tour dates:

07/21 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
08/24 Seattle, WA - Crocodile
08/25 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
08/27 San Francisco, CA - Independent
08/28 Los Angeles, CA - FYF
08/31 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
09/01 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
09/03 Boston, MA - Sinclair
09/06 Toronto, ON - Mod Club
09/08 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
09/23-25 Las Vegas, NV, Life is Beautiful Festival
09/27 Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
09/30-10/02 - Austin, TX - ACL
10/07-09 Austin, TX - ACL
10/09 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom

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