The EP will feature three songs: Oblivius, Drag Queen and Threat of Joy, plus a remix of Oblivius by the band’s Fab Moretti.
Earlier in the day, a trailer for Casablancas’ new radio show on US radio station Sirius XMU had teased that it would feature “The world premiere of brand new music from The Strokes.” And this it did.
The Strokes haven’t released a new album since 2013’s Comedown Machine, but were expected to do so this year.
The band will be performing in their home city on May 31, and will return days later to perform at NYC’s annual Governor’s Ball.
They had already teased about releasing new music ahead of their live comeback.
“You’ll just have to wait and see,” Albert Hammond Jr. told a fan on Twitter when asked if the band would play unreleased material. Their headlining set takes place June 3.
The new songs follow a Strokes video which was displayed on the side of buildings in London and New York.
The video, entitled Future Present Past, featured a figure running on a track with the words ‘future’, ‘present’ and ‘past’ across the screen.
In 2009, The Strokes’ 2001 debut album Is This It topped the 100 Greatest Albums Of The Decade list in a poll by NME magazine.