if you listen to the interview, it says they took 2 years off because some of them got married and to do other things. it's not like they were sitting around making music this whole time.
Yeah, I admittedly did not listen to it yet, but seriously, its not like you need to orchestrate this huge event to write a song. That can be done with one person and one guitar. There just always seems to be a huge gap between their releases and that's the only reason they're still and probably always will be a lower-end mid level band. They could be huge if they could remain in the public eye, but this just seems to be how they do things. If that's how they turn out a consistently good catalog, I'm for it, but seriously, these 4 songs better be AT LEAST as good as their other stuff.