Yep. I got a copy of the album a few weeks back, pretty good. Sounds like Around the Fur sort of. A nice edge to it. Hopefully they'll be in my area if I'm lucky. I've seen them twice so far. One of my favorite shows was when I saw them and Poison the Well together. Awesome show.
Yeah its sad what happened. They said they almost decided to call it quits, but then they found a friend of theirs who wanted to step in and help out. I believe the new album hits stores may 18th. I plan to pick it up as soon as I get the chance. I've been a fan for around 10 years now.