yeah. when they’d released MPP and Fall Be Kind, that arc was complete. where were they supposed to go after that without losing something of what made them special?
plus, in terms of the interpersonal dynamic of the band, they were pulling their own seperate ways too.
it isn’t as if there was no new ground left to explore, no more synthesis of ideas to be done, no more new ways to express themselves, no more ideas to explore lyrically… it just stopped making sense for them to be a band at that point.