– The Strokes have shared the second track from their forthcoming EP ‘Future Present Past’ on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, NME said.
The New York band previously unveiled their first new material in three years, ‘Oblivius’, earlier on May 26 when frontman Julian Casablancas presented the debut episode of his new SiriusXM radio show Culture Void.
The EP will feature three songs: ‘Oblivius’, ‘Drag Queen’ and “Threat of Joy’, plus a remix of ‘Oblivius’ by the band’s Fab Moretti. It will be available on June 3 via Casablancas’ own Cult Records label. Find more details and pre-order the EP here.
The band will also hold a week-long pop-up shop in New York, opening on May 30 and closing on June 5.
The store, which will be located at 352 Bowery, will be open from 12pm-9pm daily. There will be a special midnight opening to celebrate the release of ‘Future Present Past’ on June 2 with special guest DJ sets, to be announced soon.
The new tracks follow a Strokes video displayed on the side of buildings in London and New York last night, which teased the words ‘Future Present Past’.
The Strokes were spotted at a recording studio in Monterrey in Mexico in 2015, when they were believed to be recording new songs.
The Strokes didn’t tour their most recent album, 2013’s ‘Comedown Machine’, but are due to headline New York festival Governors Ball on June 3 as well as a warm-up show on May 31 at Port Chester, New York’s Capitol Theater. They also play Australian festival Splendour In The Grass on July 22.
The band headlined Governors Ball in 2014, but organisers said they invited The Strokes to headline again so soon afterwards on the promise of new material.
Their most recent show in the UK was a headline appearance at Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time at London’s Hyde Park in June 2015.