It’s been three years since New York indie-rock heroes THE STROKES released their latest album Comedown Machine and went directly into hiatus after releasing it without giving any interviews our gigs. Following a radio silence and a first confirmation that the group is back in the studio from a few months ago, today is the day, THE STROKES are finally announcing new music.
Julian Casablancas himself debuted the new song OBLIVIUS via his SiriusXM radio program earlier today. The band’s new EP Future Present Past arrives next week on June 3 and will be available as a digital download and a 10″ single. It’s the first one the group is releasing via Casablancas’ own label Cult Records who teased the viral campaign via Instagram earlier. You can order the various bundles, including shirts and posters right here.
UPDATE: OBLIVIUS is up for stream above via the Cult Records page. Now they also shared Drag Queen, a second song off the upcoming EP via Zane Lowe’s Beats 1. You can stream it right here.
UPDATE 27/05/2015: Following the premiere of the first two songs, Casablancas and Co. now also debuted the track Threat Of Joy via Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. That means all three new tracks are now officially up for stream. The only track missing so far is Fab Moretti’s rework of OBLIVIUS.
The group also shared a short but quite entertaining documentary/ interview feature to support the announcement called A Conversation With The Strokes. You can watch it right here.