The lads in The Strokes have been keeping it on the down low when it comes to new music – their last album was in 2013, and we haven’t hard much new from them since. Today, Julian Casablancas used his new radio show on Sirius XM, Culture Void, to announce brand new EP Future Present Past and to premiere the track ‘OBLIVIUS’.
Then another track, ‘Drag Queen’ was played on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show. A third track, ‘Threat of Joy’ popped up on BBC Radio. A veritable Strokes onslaught, and now all tracks – plus a remix – are available for a cheeky stream. Check ’em out below.
It’s pretty standard fare: guitar-driven garage rock, but with a tight, arty electronic edge. Yup, it’s a Strokes EP. Whodathunkit?
And wow! Just in time for Splendour! Fancy that! Guess we’ll be seeing one or two of these tunes up in Byron. The EP formally drops on June 3.
Photo: The Strokes.