How about another new Strokes song to freshen up your Thursday afternoon? Julian Casablancas first premiered “Oblivius” on his new SiriusXM radio show, and now Beats 1’s Zane Lowe has premiered another track, “Drag Queen,” from the group’s upcoming EP Future Past Present.
While “Oblivius” has more of a vintage Strokes sound, “Drag Queen” sounds a bit more like Casablancas’ solo stuff mixed with the newer Strokes sound. The new EP will be released June 3 via Julian Casablancas’ Cult Records label, and will feature one more track, “Threat of Joy.” Judging by the pace of the group’s roll out, it’s possible the third single will be released at some point today. Along with those three new songs, the EP will include a remix of “Oblivius” from the band’s drummer Fab Moretti.
Future Past Present will be The Strokes’ first new material since 2013’s Comedown Machine, and it will also be their first release on Casablancas’ Cult Records. The Strokes are set to headline this year’s Governor’s Ball festival in New York, as well as a headlining gig at New York’s Capitol Theatre on May 31. No word yet on if this EP will lead to a full LP release in the future, but maybe… “Someday.”