On August 4, 2009.

On August 4, 2009, “Matador” label released “Julian Plenti Is… Skyscraper”, the first solo Paul Banks album. It was recorded 2008 – 2009, at “Seaside Lounge Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Paul Banks and Peter Katis.


  • Julian Plenti – vocals, guitar, piano, drums, programming, art direction
  • Charles Burst – drums, recording engineer
  • Yoed Nir – cello
  • Dmitry Ishenko – bass, double bass
  • Mike Stroud- guitar harmony
  • Jessica Pavone – violin, viola
  • Sam Fogarino, Striker Manley – drums
  • Glenn White, Alex Weiss – saxophone
  • Peter Katis– mixing, recording engineer
  • Greg Giorgio, Mitch Rackin, Noah Goldstein – recording engineer
  • Mark O – artwork
  • Jeremy Kirkland, Trevort Luikart – logic guru
  • Matthew Salacuse– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Banks.

  1. Only if You Run
  2. Fun That We Have
  3. Skyscraper
  4. Games for Days
  5. Madrid Song
  6. No Chance Survival
  7. Unwind
  8. Girl on the Sporting News
  9. On the Esplanade
  10. Fly as You Might
  11. H

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