The hour-long broadcast dubbed “Culture Void” will premiere tomorrow, May 26th, at 10:00 a.m. EST on SiriusXMU. As The Strokes BR points out, a promo for the show promises “the world premiere of brand new music from The Strokes.” Update (May 26th 10:20 AM): As the show began, Casablancas said he’d be debuting a new song called “Oblivious” that comes from a new The Strokes EP.
In anticipation, illuminated projections advertising a Strokes project called Future Present Past have been spotted throughout New York City. Casablancas’ own Cult Records posted a video of the projection to Instagram. Additionally, Cult Records’ website has been updated to feature The Strokes’ logo along with the hashtag #FuturePresentPast.
The Strokes’ last album was 2013’s Comedown Machine. Late last year, the band was spotted in a Monterrey, Mexico studio where they reportedly recorded new songs. Shortly thereafter, they were announced as headliners of New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival, set to take place June 3rd to 5th.
Organizers for Governors Ball later said they booked the band under the assumption that they’d be performing new music. Earlier this week, The Strokes confirmed a Gov Ball warm-up show at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York for May 31st. When asked by a fan if the band would be performing new music, guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. responded, “You’ll just have to wait and see.”