Since I don't have any shows to recommend today (ditto for yesterday), I'd like to humbly ardently propose that we retire the phrase "form like Voltron" from our music-related writings for a while. I can't blame all you '80s babies for being super stoked on the Transformers movies, 'cause so was I. And at first, "form like Voltron" seemed a clever way to describe the avalanche of supergroups that have come sweeping down upon us in the past year or so.
At this point, though, I can't remember the last time I went a whole week without reading something on the subject of music that included the phrase "form like Voltron." And this is the last straw. The phrase is officially tired out. Yes, it is super exciting that Kimya Dawson, Jeffrey Lewis, Jack Lewis and Karl Blau are going to be in a band together. But not exciting enough to forgive the use of a phrase that we keep abusing even though we beat this particular horse to death months ago. We're about to celebrate a New Year; surely, a new year deserves a new pop culture reference. It's a lot easier than giving up cigarettes, right?