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Dig the icy guitar, but song plods where it could be explosive: at the 16-second mark, for example, where the rest of the band comes in. There's already a post-punk Interpol thing happening here, why not bust it open like they do on "Untitled" on the first album? More instrumental contrast and crisply defined parts would help.
Like the contrast between the rhythm and the buzzy melodic element, and the way the noise builds and recedes as the track progresses. Glitchy bleep-blorp elements add texture. Perfect length, in that the track doesn't overstay its welcome.
Clever video that aptly sums up the clutter, noise and, often, futility of social media. I don't tend to gravitate toward YouTube often, so not sure a cliffhanger ending (what happens next?) will do much to lure in users like me.