Filthy Friends cap off this year’s Undercover with a melancholy version of Whitney’s “How Will I Know”

Whitney Houston had earlier attempts at dance-pop than “How Will I Know,” but none of them took hold of the airwaves like the 1985 smash hit did. While the original is uptempo and undeniably danceable, the lyrics could be interpreted as somewhat sad, with Houston potentially pursuing an unrequited love. Filthy Friends…

Kesha, The War On Drugs, and more music to expect in August

Every Friday, dozens of new records are released into the wild. Some make big splashes, and others sink almost immediately. For most music consumers, it’s almost too much information, and save for those precious few who spend their hours glued to review sites and release calendars, it’s hard to know what’s coming out

What are you listening to this week?

There’s an inherent, delicious contradiction in Selena Gomez’s infectious new single, “Bad Liar.” It’s specific and confessional in nature, but it’s also wildly theatrical. Gomez is truly performing on this in the sense that she almost feels like she’s playing a character—and having great fun doing so. Her delivery is…