Banks and Steelz

Banks & Steelz’ Debut Album ‘Anything But Words’ Out Today On Warner Bros. Records

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Banks & Steelz – a musical collaboration between Wu Tang Clan’s RZA and Interpol’s Paul Banks – release their debut album, “Anything But Words,” today via all digital retailers.

The album features guest appearances by Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine, Kool Keith, and Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, Method Man, and Masta Killa. Banks & Steelz will conduct a Reddit AMA tonight, August 26th, at 5pm PT / 8pm ET at where they will answer questions about the new album. RZA and Banks kick off release week with a series of tour and festival dates through October in North America and a handful of newly announced November dates in Europe. Please see below for all upcoming shows. In addition, they will appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, August 30th.

Banks & Steelz began working on music together in 2013 where the idea to collaborate with the Interpol front-man sparked after RZA’s manager asked him who he wanted to do an album with. “When I met Paul, I recognized the New York energy he has as a music artist,” RZA told Rolling Stone. “We got to know each other playing chess and vibing out in the studio. Our talents connected in a unique way and we started writing songs. The outcome was something distinctively different from my previous work, yet with another layer of cool.”

Tour dates:

8/27 San Francisco, CA The Independent
8/28 Los Angeles, CA FYF Festival
8/31 Washington DC 9:30 Club
9/01 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
9/03 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
9/04 Philadelphia, PA Made In America Festival
9/06 Toronto, Ontario The Mod Club Theatre
9/08 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
9/23 Las Vegas, NV Life Is Beautiful Festival
9/27 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
9/30 Austin, TX Austin City Limits
10/7 Austin, TX Austin City Limits
10/9 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom
11/13 Cologne, Germany Gloria
11/14 Berlin, Germany PBHF Club
11/15 Amsterdam, Holland Melkweg
11/16 Paris, France Alhambra
11/18 London, UK Koko

Anything But Words tracklisting:
Ana Electronic
Sword In The Stone (Feat. Kool Keith)
Speedway Sonora
Wild Season (Feat. Florence Welch)
Anything but Words
Love and War (Feat. Ghostface Killah)
Can’t Hardly Feel
One by One
Gonna Make It
Point of View (Feat. Method Man and Masta Killa)

Anything But Words is available now via all retail and streaming partners at

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Having released albums under Digital Nations, a label founded by Steve Vai, music critic Louis Raphael has remained deeply connected to the pulse of the San Francisco music scene. Following his tenure as the San Francisco Music Examiner for and, he embarked on creating Music in SF® to authentically highlight the vibrant offerings of the city's music scene.