Banks and Steelz release track featuring Kool Keith

Banks and Steelz release new single "Sword in the Stone", featuring Kool Keith.

Banks and Steelz, the musical collaboration between Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and Interpol’s Paul Banks – have released “Sword in the Stone.”, the new track features Kool Keith and is the fourth song from their forthcoming albumAnything But Words.

 Anything But Words will be released on August 26th and features other appearances by Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine,and Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, Method Man, and Masta Killa.

The two began working on music together in 2013. RZA told Rolling Stone at the time that 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 says. “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.”

Anything But Words tracklisting:

  1. Giant
  2. Ana Electronic
  3. Sword In The Stone (Feat. Kool Keith)
  4. Speedway Sonora
  5. Wild Season (Feat. Florence Welch)
  6. Anything but Words
  7. Conceal
  8. Love and War (Feat. Ghostface Killah)
  9. Can’t Hardly Feel
  10. One by One
  11. Gonna Make It
  12. Point of View (Feat. Method Man and Masta Killa)
Tour dates:
Thu 7/21                        West Hollywood, CA     The Roxy
Wed 8/24                      Seattle, WA                   The Crocodile
Thu 8/25                        Portland, OR                 Doug Fir Lounge
Sat 8/27                        San Francisco, CA        The Independent
Sun 8/28                       Los Angeles, CA           FYF Festival
Wed 8/31                      Washington DC             9:30 Club
Thu 9/1                         New York, NY               Bowery Ballroom
Sat 9/3                          Cambridge, MA            The Sinclair
Sun 9/4                         Philadelphia, PA            Made In America Festival
Tue 9/6                         Toronto, Ontario            The Mod Club Theatre
Thu 9/8                         Chicago, IL                   Lincoln Hall
Fri 9/23Sun 9/25        Las Vegas, NV              Life Is Beautiful
Tue 9/27                        Boulder, CO                  Fox Theatre
Fri 9/30                         Austin, TX                     Austin City Limits
Fri 10/7                         Austin, TX                     Austin City Limits

Sun 10/9                       Phoenix, AZ                  The Crescent Ballroom