Interpol-Wu Tang Supergroup Banks & Steelz Opens Orchard Street Pop-Up
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Rap-rock seems to be enjoying a brief resurgence this season. Heavy on the news that three-fourths of Rage Against the Machine will join Chuck D and Cypress Hill’s B-Real to form Prophets of Rage, another supergroup of sorts has entered the fray. Interpol frontman Paul Banks joined forces with Wu Tang Clan’s RZA for a collaboration called Banks & Steelz.
That certainly explains the window leafing at 154 Orchard Street. Banks & Steelz is stenciled on the glass to announce the pop-up stunt as part of the duo’s first single, “Love + War.” Music videos are looped on twin mounted televisions. The track is available today, and also features Ghostface Killah.
Warner Bros. will release the full-length LP later this year.
This upper-level store at 154 Orchard Street was previously an annex for Fox & Jane salon. It closed a couple years ago.
Location of the pop-up is somewhat apt. Interpol got its start around the corner at the now-vanished Luna Lounge in the early Aughts.
[h/t Brooklyn Vegan]