Truly a colossal testament to just how out of it I've become - while absent-mindedly reading about the town of Lawrence, Kansas on wikipedia I learn that the Get-Up Kids broke up, 8 months after the fact.
It isn't so much that I'm surprised I didn't hear about it last summer. But I distinctly remember a few times in those 8 months wondering, 'Hey, it's been a while since the Kids did anything. I wonder if there'll be a new album?'
This way weirder than the time I discovered while reading random web journals the Replacements' retrospective album came out two days prior. Or the time I was completely unaware that TMBG had a new album coming out until just a week before it did. Sometimes stuff just slips through the cracks. But I was actually wondering about the GUK and it didn't dawn on me to find out.
Any other of my one-time favorite bands break up?