Miley Cyrus, Sleigh Bells Release Albums; Katy Perry Performs On ‘Saturday Night Live’

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, Miley Cyrus unleashes Bangerz, Sleigh Bells release Bitter Rivals, and Pusha T drops My Name Is My Name. Also, Panic! At The Disco reference their hometown on Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!, A Day To Remember go D.I.Y. on Common Courtesy, Lissie releases Back To Forever, and Cassadee Pope makes her solo debut with Frame By Frame. To cap off the week, Katy Perry serves as the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live.”

Miley Cyrus drops her new album "Bangerz" this week!

NEW ALBUM RELEASES

+ Miley CyrusBangerz: From the smash power ballad “Wrecking Ball” and never-ending party anthem “We Can’t Stop” to the defiant “SMS (Bangerz)” featuring Britney Spears and urban hoedown “4×4” with Nelly, Miley’s fourth studio album signals a new era for the young singer. Bangerz doesn’t just explore a new look, but entirely new mashed-up musical genres as well, proving that Miley’s pop prowess is way more than (barely clothed) skin-deep.

+ Sleigh BellsBitter Rivals: The noise-pop duo’s third effort finds frontwoman Alexis Krauss and guitarist Derek E. Miller delivering their hallmark ass-kicking sound with blasting hook-filled gems like “Bitter Rivals,” “Tiger Kit,” and “Young Legends.” But, they also show that they can soften up — albeit a tad — on songs like “24.”

Pusha TMy Name Is My Name: With his first solo album, the Clipse rapper reflects on his troubled past. Speaking to MTV News, Pusha T discussed the poignant, introspective “40 Acres” featuring The-Dream: “People always want to know where I’m coming from in these verses and it’s like, ‘Man, I’mma tell you my family life, I’mma tell you just how I view everything.’” Other album guests include Kendrick Lamar (“Nosetalgia“), Pharrell (“S.N.I.T.C.H.”), Future (“Pain”), and Kelly Rowland (“Let Me Love You”).

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

Panic! At The Disco, Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!: Inspired by Hunter S. Thompson’s “Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas,” the band’s new album revels in the dark underbelly of their hometown. “There’s some glitz, some glamour, but there’s also the dingy, old Vegas side to the music,” frontman Brendon Urie told MTV News. You can definitely hear some o’ that old Vegas on “Miss Jackson” featuring Lolo.

+ A Day To Remember, Common Courtesy: Singer Jeremy McKinnon told Alternative Press that the songs on this album are more upbeat, despite their metal influences. He added: “I was in a better headspace for this new record.” To wit, check out the metal-driven “Violence (Enough Is Enough).”

+ Lissie, Back To Forever: The Illinois-bred, California-based singer showcases a wide range of emotion on her sophomore album. She pairs ’70s-era musicianship with smoky vocals on “Further Away (Romance Police),” conjures defiance on the strutty “Shameless,” and evokes vulnerability on the spare, gorgeous “They All Want You.”

+ Cassadee Pope, Frame By Frame: The winner of season three of “The Voice” and former Hey Monday frontwoman returns to her country roots on her debut solo album. Check out Cassadee’s video for “Wasting All These Tears,” and watch the first episode of her CMT series, “Cassadee Pope: Frame By Frame.”

TV APPEARANCES AND PERFORMANCES

Monday, Oct. 7
“Big Morning Buzz Live With Carrie Keagan” — Cassadee Pope
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” — Demi Lovato
“The Voice” — Featuring judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton; Ed Sheeran and Cher serve as mentors

Tuesday, Oct. 8
“Big Morning Buzz Live With Carrie Keagan” — John Legend
“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” — Miley Cyrus
“The Voice” — Featuring judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton; Ed Sheeran and Cher serve as mentors

Wednesday, Oct. 9
“Big Morning Buzz Live With Carrie Keagan” — St. Lucia
“Late Show With David Letterman” — The Weeknd
“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” — Lissie
“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” — Cassadee Pope
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” — Lorde
“The View” — Kelly Clarkson
“The X Factor” — Featuring judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland, and Paulina Rubio

Thursday, Oct. 10
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” — Panic! At The Disco
“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” — Katy Perry
“Chelsea Lately” — Jennifer Hudson
“The View” — John Legend
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” — Fall Out Boy
“The Wendy Williams Show” — John Legend
“The X Factor” — Featuring judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland, and Paulina Rubio

Friday, Oct. 11
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” — Miley Cyrus

Saturday, Oct. 12
“Saturday Night Live” — Katy Perry will serve as musical guest

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