As much as I love 3EB and respect the strong quality of their records, I hate having to wait 4+ years in between records. I remember when Ursa Major came out they were talking like Ursa Minor was only a year behind and now as far as I can tell it's been scrapped completely. I guess Stephen's just a perfectionist.
Agree with all of this. I thought I was going crazy when Ursa Minor didn't come out like they said it would, and it felt like no one was talking about it anymore. Anyway, regarding the long wait between albums: Stephan Jenkins has stated in the past that he's struggled with writing lyrics. Ursa Major was rumored to be delayed because of this.