News swept around the web this week that garage rock revival heroes The White Stripes had finally broken up. Many took the news lightly, shrugging it off as a shameless PR stunt. Those nay-sayers have a point; the band’s last album, Icky Thump, was released in 2007 and their recent announcement is likely to cause a not-so-coincidental surge in the band’s album sales. And it’s not like we won’t be seeing more of Jack White in his several successful side projects.