Welcome to Buzzworthy’s “The Week In Pop,” where we round up new album releases, talk show musical guests, TV performances by your favorite pop stars, and more (so you don’t have to).
This week, Yellowcard celebrate the 10th anniversary of Ocean Avenue with an acoustic version of the album, while Parachute release their third effort, Overnight. Also, K.Michelle drops her debut album, Rebellious Soul, and Bloc Party offer up The Nextwave Sessions EP while on hiatus. Over on TV, Paramore perform on “Conan” tonight, Katy Perry hits up “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” on Tuesday, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” features The Wanted on Wednesday, and Selena Gomez caps off the work week with a Friday performance on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.”
NEW ALBUM RELEASES
+ Yellowcard, Ocean Avenue Acoustic: To mark the 10th anniversary of Ocean Avenue, the pop-punk group reinterprets the album acoustically, giving the 13 songs new life with different arrangements on old favorites like “Ocean Avenue,” “Only One,” and “Way Away.” They’ll hit the road to perform the entire LP acoustically starting on Aug. 31 in Milwaukee, followed later on by an electric set culled from their other records.
+ Parachute, Overnight: For the Virginia alt-pop rockers’ third album, lead singer/main songwriter Will Anderson huddled up in his new Nashville base to compose tracks with noted song-smiths like Chris DeStefano and Ashley Gorey. While you wait out the Aug. 13 release, watch Parachute’s “Can’t Help” music video, which features the band playing the Ryan Tedder-cowritten single live in New York City. Also, check out the ballad “Hurricane.”
Check out more new album releases, upcoming TV appearances, and performances after the jump.
+ K.Michelle, Rebellious Soul: K.Michelle, of “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” fame, releases her debut album, which features a Meek Mill collab called “My Life.” Before it drops tomorrow, watch her perform the lead single, “V.S.O.P.” at the 2013 O Music Awards, and stream the NSFW Rebellious Soul in its entirety via VH1.
+ Bloc Party, The Nextwave Sessions: Though the band is officially on indefinite hiatus (again), they have released a new EP to tide fans over until… well, only the band knows for sure. Listen to one of their five new tunes, “Ratchet,” via SoundCloud.
TV APPEARANCES AND PERFORMANCES
Monday, Aug. 12
“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” — Hiatus Kaiyote
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” — The National
“Conan” — Paramore
Tuesday, Aug. 13
“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” — Katy Perry
“Conan” — J. Cole
“Live! With Kelly And Michael” — Carrie Underwood
“The Talk” — Featuring Carnie Wilson as guest cohost
Wednesday, Aug. 14
“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” — Barenaked Ladies
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” — The Wanted
“Conan” — The National
“The Talk” — Selena Gomez, Il Volo
“Live! With Kelly And Michael” — Candice Glover
Thursday, Aug. 15
“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” — Il Volo
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” — Big Sean
Friday, Aug. 16
“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” — Selena Gomez
“The Talk” — Backstreet Boys
“The View” — Lenny Kravitz
“Good Morning America” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
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