Banks & Steelz – “Giant”

Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA and Interpol frontman Paul Banks recently announced that they were teaming up to form the improbable duo Banks & Steelz, and we’ve already heard their debut single “Love + War,” which features fellow Wu-Tang veteran Ghostface Killah. Banks & Steelz have now announced that their album Anything But Words is coming out later this summer, and it’ll include appearances from Florence + The Machine’s Florence Welch, Kool Keith, Method Man, and Masta Killa. They’ve also shared album opener “Giant,” which sounds like what happens when two distinct and idiosyncratic artists try to make something for festival-based mass consumption. You can’t just decide to form your own Run The Jewels! It’s not that easy! The track was produced by John Hill and Kid Harpoon — not RZA — and you can hear it and check out the album’s tracklist below, via Pitchfork.

01 “Giant”
02 “Ana Electronic”
03 “Sword In The Stone” (Feat. Kool Keith)
04 “Speedway Sonora”
05 “Wild Season” (Feat. Florence Welch)
06 “Anything But Words”
07 “Conceal”
08 “Love + War” (Feat. Ghostface Killah)
09 “Can’t Hardly Feel”
10 “One By One”
11 “Gonna Make It”
12 “Point Of View” (Feat. Method Man & Masta Killa)

Anything But Words is out 8/26.