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).
A couple of sophomore albums drop this week, including The Bloody Beetroots' Hide, Spreading Rumours by Grouplove (who hit "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday), and The Naked And Famous' In Rolling Waves. Meanwhile, Avicii debuts with True, MGMT's eponymous third effort drops, and Jack Johnson goes entirely acoustic for his sixth record, From Here To Now To You .
NEW ALBUM RELEASES
+ The Bloody Beetroots, Hide: MTV Artist To Watch Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo -- aka The Bloody Beetroots -- releases his second album tomorrow. The Italian EDM DJ/ producer's 15-song set includes "Out Of Sight" featuring Paul McCartney and Youth, "Chronicles Of A Fallen Love" featuring Greta Svabo Bech, and "Spank," which you can download for free via his label, Ultra Records', on SoundCloud.
+ Grouplove, Spreading Rumours: While the title of the MTV PUSH alums' album could imply dirty, unconfirmed secrets, it likely alludes to the classic Fleetwood Mac album. Much like Rumours, Spreading Rumours brims with sweet male-female harmonies and sugary, earworm hooks. Get a sense of the record by watching the quintet's humorous video for "Ways To Go."
+ The Naked And Famous, In Rolling Waves: As singer Alisa Xayalith described the album's recording process to MTV Iggy: "There was more breathing space, intricacy, and attention between each and every part. So we decided to go in the direction of making sure that every single part was playable [live], even the electronic parts." For an example of the final product, listen to "Hearts Like Ours."
Check out more new album releases, upcoming TV appearances, and performances after the jump.