Originally Posted by nicfit
p.s. this will sound silly, but at first I thought they announced a split 7"...
That's what I was thinking too.
Anyway, this surprised me a lot as I'm sure it did everyone else. Never did we read anything about problems between them, they always managed to keep their private lives to themselves, as it should be.
Personally I don't think SY still have another album in them that would amaze me, but I'd be sad to see them go as a band nevertheless, knowing I'd never be able to see them again.
However, it's way too early to draw conclusions. To me, SY has been such a steady band over the last 30 years that it would take an awful lot to stop them from playing altogether. They've been Sonic Youth for most of their lives.