The Strokes share new single 'OBLIVIUS' and EP Future Present Past on Spotify

According to the band's website, the EP will also feature the songs 'Drag Queen' and 'Threat of Joy' 

Jack Shepherd
Thursday 26 May 2016 01:20 BST
The Strokes
The Strokes

It’s been a long while since we’ve heard new material from The Strokes; the last officially released material from the band was the 2013 album Comedown Machine.

Finally, after three years, the band has announced the release of a new song titled “OBLIVIUS”, the first single off their upcoming, four track EP Future Present Past.

The EP will be released next Friday and features the songs "Drag Queen" and "Threat of Joy", as well as a remix of “OBLIVIUS" by Fab Moretti. You can listen to the new EP on Spotify now.

OBLIVIUSdebuted on Julian Casablancas' new radio show ‘Culture Void’, which will air on US radio station Sirius XMU once a month.

Hours before the track debuted on the station, Casablancas announced the show would feature new music, with very few other details announced.

Billboards popped up around London and New York 24 hours before the announcement, teasing the release; only the words “Future,” “Present,” and “Past” featured on the boards with no meaning attached at the time.

While the radio show was airing, a video of the band answering questions appeared on YouTube, also featuring some nostalgic footage of a performance of “Someday” from their debut album.

The Strokes didn’t tour Comedown Machine, only playing select festivals over the course of two years. The last they appeared in the UK was a headline set for British Summer Time at London’s Hyde Park in 2015. Earlier this year, the band promised to premiere two new songs at Governor's Ball 2016, which takes place in June.

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