Great band and had the pleasure of touring with them 5 - 6 years ago. Awesome gents as well. You could see it coming sadly. The harder they worked, the better they got, the less people payed attention to..... They weren't "scene" enough and had no swoopy hair cuts.
Both of thee are my thoughts exactly. I think the band just happened to be a few years too early. They were doing the "indie" thing before it was actually cool or mainstream to do it, and their sound is more refined and genuine than most any band out now. Really great group of guys, and I'd love to see equal vision not be afraid to try something similar again, even if it didn't work out in their favor the first time around.