Travis Porter, Regina Spektor + Scissor Sisters Release Albums; 2012 MTV Movie Awards Air Sunday!

Welcome to Buzzworthy’s “The Week In Pop,” where we round up new album releases, talk show musical guests and TV performances by your favorite pop stars and more (so you don’t have to).

Wiz Khalifa will hit the stage at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards this Sunday!

Hope y’all had your fill of BBQ over the Memorial Day holiday! To ease you outta your food coma and back into the 9-to-5, Travis Porter makes it rain with their From Day 1 debut album, while 2:54 injects shoegaze and grooves into their debut mix. Quirky, awesome songstress Regina Spektor returns with her sixth album, Scissor Sisters soothe our broken disco hearts (RIP Robin Gibb and Donna Summer), and while we never know quite what Sigur RósJónsi is singing about (and that’s totes OK), the Icelanders release their dreamy, cinematic sixth studio album. The week caps off with the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, where fun. and Wiz Khalifa will perform and Russell Brand hosts.

NEW ALBUM RELEASES

Tuesday, May 29

+ Travis Porter From Day 1: The Decatur, GA rap trio’s From Day 1 may be their debut album, but they’ve already had their song “Make It Rain” burn up two Billboard charts, thanks to their 2010 “I Am Travis Porter” mixtape. The song appears as a bonus track on their debut. Also check out new single, “Aww Yea,” and their appearance on MTV’s “Hip Hop POV.”

+ Regina SpektorWhat We Saw From The Cheap Seats: Album opener “Small Town Moon” showcases her hallmark voice — ranging from powerful to vulnerable and caterwauling to lilting falsetto syllables — all in one song, while her quirky style is playful on songs such as “Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas).”

Scissor Sisters, Magic Hour: With the world’s recent loss of disco pioneers Robin Gibb and Donna Summer, it’s soothing timing for the dance-pop mining Scissor Sisters (who owe a lot to disco’s past) for their fourth album release. Check out the single “Only The Horses” and the spoke-sung, hypnotically rhythmic “Let’s Have A Kiki” (which singer Ana Matronic explains is “a party for calming your nerves”).

Check out more new album releases and upcoming TV appearances and performances after the jump.

+ 2:54 2:54: The Thurlow sisters were blowing minds well before their debut album. On their self-titled debut, it’s easy to see why — from “You’re Early,” with its hazy, dark melodies and Colette’s ethereal, yearning singing to the rhythmic, haunting “Revolving.” There’s also “Creeping,” which is awash in guitar squalls and countermelodies, courtesy of ass-kicky ax woman Hannah. These go to 11.

+ Sigur RósValtari: Iceland’s Jonsí and company capture an otherwordly vibe on their gorgeous sixth studio album. Like their homeland, it’s moodily atmospheric with songs about…well, who knows when Jónsi sings in a language of his own creation. We like to imagine it’s set in a magical and majestic place where unicorns frolic (“Varuð”) and hypnotic soundscapes ebb and flow with each rolling tide (“Ekki múkk”).

+ Kat GrahamAgainst The Wall EP: Kat Graham is known for steaming up the already-steamy “Vampire Diaries”; she now adds heating up the dance floor with her debut EP to her accomplishments, and incidentally she’s also sporting a new hairstyle. The set is available exclusively through iTunes for now.

+ The WalkmenHeaven: It’s the band’s 10th anniversary, and with it comes their seventh album. The Walkmen have always been solid song-crafters and a decade in, they’ve put out their best album yet with some retro touchstones. Check out the calypso roll of “Love is Luck,” and the wholly infectious, poignant “Heartbreaker.”

TV APPEARANCES AND PERFORMANCES

Tuesday, May 29
“Live With Kelly” — One of the “American Idol” finalists
“Ellen” – Kat Graham

Wednesday, May 30 on MTV
MTV’s Hip Hop POV” — Episode 7 premieres!

Wednesday, May 30
“Live With Kelly” — One of the “American Idol” finalists
“Chelsea Lately” — Karmin

Thursday, May 31, on MTV
America’s Best Dance Crew” — The dancers take on week 8!

Thursday, May 31
“The View” — Cast members from Broadway musical “Nice Work If You Can Get It” perform
“Live With Kelly” — “American Idol” castoff Joshua Ledet
“Duets” — Week 2, featuring Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Robin Thicke and Jennifer Nettles
“Today Show” — Phillip Phillips

Friday, June 1
“Today Show” — The Band Perry

Sunday, June 3 on MTV
2012 MTV Movie Awards — fun., Wiz Khalifa and The Black Keys to perform, Martin Solveig will serve as the house DJ for the evening. Tune in to catch appearances by Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron and more!