Yeah I am pretty sure Drive Thru had to have known and sold the rights at some point (like they did with RXB and some others). Midtown doesn't have to know, like Ban says, since they don't own the music. I miss them too!
I figured when MCA upstreamed midtown that included the rights. But then again i don't really know, just my educated guess as to why it got released
Fingers crossed that they'll need the money and reunite at skate and surf one of these years