Writers are told all of the time to shorten their works. Novelists should keep chapters short, two to three pages, to keep readers engaged despite their shortened attention spans. Reporters should shoot for articles of five hundred words or less. Blog posts should be even shorter. Sitcoms are crafted around commercial breaks, and pop songs are judged by their beats instead of their messages. One band is defying this trend with deep and complex narratives in their music.

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