I honestly thought Mandala was gonna be the start of something great for RX Bandits that record was leaps and bounds above their other material and I was sad to see them go. Thrice, Envy on the Coast, The Matches, and the White Stripes were upsetting as well. I fell in love with a couple bands this year that I realized had already broken up when I was just getting to know them which sucked as well (Dear and the Headlights, Paper Rivals, and Wild Sweet Orange). Great writing tho man.
Couldn't agree more...glad I got to see Thrice at Bamboozle this past May and saw RX Bandits at Irving Plaza...great shows!