The Strokes Return with 'Future Present Past' EP
Published May 26, 2016The Strokes launched a mysterious teaser campaign late last night (May 25), projecting the band's logo on buildings in New York and London, indicating that their previously reported studio work might be revealed rather soon.
Frontman Julian Casablancas also launches a new radio show called Culture Void on Sirius XMU today (May 25), and he's expected to debut a new Strokes single during the inaugural episode.
It will mark the band's first new material since 2013's Comedown Machine. The Strokes are set to make their live return at the Governors Ball in New York next month.
UPDATE (5/26, 10:45 a.m.): The band have announced a new four-track EP titled Future Present Past, which will arrive June 3 as a digital download and on 10-inch vinyl. Apparently, it's also set to stream on the Cult Records website later today.
Casablancas debuted one of the new songs, "OBLIVIUS," on his radio show and you can stream it below. Also featured on the EP are two tracks titled "Drag Queen" and "Threat of Joy," as well as an "OBLIVIUS" remix courtesy of drummer Fab Moretti.
The band revealed the news alongside a nine-minute long video titled "A Coversation with the Strokes." Watch that below as well.
UPDATE (5/26, 12:35 p.m.): You can now also hear the new song "Drag Queen" at the bottom of the page.
UPDATE (5/26, 3:45 p.m.): Now the entire EP is streaming below via Spotify.