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).
This week, Big Time Rush release their third album, 24/Seven. The boys are in the midst of "Big Time Rush" Season 4, which airs Thursdays on Nickelodeon. Also, The Lonely Island release their third LOL-inducing album with guest verses from some famous pals. Catch them on Tuesday's "Live With Kelly And Michael," where The Lonely Island's Andy Samberg also serves as guest cohost. Meanwhile, Surfer Blood drop their sophomore set, Pythons, Jimmy Eat World (who are on Tuesday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live") unleash album No. 8, Damage, Jason Isbell releases the intimate Southeastern, and the NOW series goes country, packaging some of the genre's biggest hits together for its sixth compilation. Additionally, catch Austin Mahone during "Live From MTV" today on MTV.com at 4 p.m. ET; tweet questions for Austin to @MTVBuzzworthy with the hashtag #AskAustin. On TV, the musical weekend kicks off Friday, with Carly Rae Jepsen performing on "Today" and Maroon 5 takes the "Good Morning America" stage.
NEW ALBUM RELEASES
+ Big Time Rush, 24/Seven: The third offering from the boys in Big Time Rush, 24/Seven compiles new music from the current fourth season of their eponymous Nickelodeon show. Watch their "Confetti Falling" video, which features a catchy chorus and colorful confetti abounds, natch. Also check out the retro video for their single, "Like Nobody's Around," where the guys strike dance moves and wear outfits from eras past through today. Karmin, who will make an appearance on the upcoming "Big Time Rush" season finale, are featured in "Song For You." Also, rapper Jake Miller guests on "Lost In Love."
+ The Lonely Island, The Wack Album: The comedians behind the awesome "SNL Digital Shorts" -- Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone -- drop their third album. Like their previous efforts, they've brought famous guests along for the hilarious, NSFW ride. Solange drops verses in between The Lonely Island's inaccurately punctuated "Semicolon." In the Robyn-assisted "Go Kindergarten," they get hashtag heavy while poking fun at sheeple and dance-commanding rhymes, which get sicker by the BPM. Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Adam Levine, Kendrick Lamar, Billie Joe Armstrong, Pharrell Williams, T-Pain, and Too $hort also make appearances. Also check out "Spring Break Anthem," an ode to gay marriage by contrast to the absurd acceptance of spring break rituals.
+ Surfer Blood, Pythons: For their sophomore album, Surfer Blood frontman JP Pitts revealed they were more focused, with "vulnerable," but also "euphoric, invincible" moments. "Compared to our past records, the songs are less ADD, in a way," he told MTV Hive. "It's not just us throwing every good idea that we have into a song just because we can." Check out the catchy "Weird Shapes," whose self-described manic lyric themes mirror the left-field pop song's catchy musical style. Also, watch the Dum Dum Girls' Malia James-directed video for the '90s-influenced tune "Demon Dance."
Check out more new album releases, upcoming TV appearances, and performances after the jump.