KCRW's Top 30: French pop from Mexico and ear-catching debuts

By KCRW Music Staff

Our love for Petite Amie could easily fill the rest of this stadium. Photo by Karla Ximena Cerón.

Mexico City-based French psych-pop band Petite Amie have been releasing excellent singles for the past few months in the run up to their forthcoming, self-titled debut album. The excitement for “Petite Amie,” due on October 1, has reached a fever pitch around these parts as we’ve been playing all of the advance singles more than anything else this week — save for the queen, Cleo Sol.

We’ve got a couple of brand new entries that demand your immediate attention as well. Portland duo Foamboy have made the leap from the depths of the inbox to the middle of the chart. And don’t sleep on Northern California’s retro leaning crooner Stephen Sanchez. He only has a handful of singles to his name so far, but we’re certain it’s a name you’re going to be hearing a lot.

Check out the full rundown of KCRW’s Top 30 Albums chart and our Top 30 Spotify playlist below.

KCRW’S TOP 30: SEPTEMBER 6-12      1. CLEO SOL – MOTHER2. PETITE AMIE – PETITE AMIE3. MEN I TRUST – UNTOURABLE ALBUM4. LITTLE SIMZ – SOMETIMES I MIGHT BE INTROVERT5. BADBADNOTGOOD – TALK MEMORY6. SAMPOLOGY – REGROWTH      7.  HELADO NEGRO – FAR IN8. VARIOUS ARTISTS – SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS: THE ALBUM9. DISCLOSURE – NEVER ENOUGH10. YEBBA – DAWN11. KATE BOLLINGER – SHADOW [SINGLE]12. MILD HIGH CLUB GOING GOING GONE13. ARLO PARKS – COLLAPSED IN SUNBEAMS14. VARIOUS ARTISTS – JOIN THE RITUAL15. GOAT – HEADSOUP16. RADIOHEAD – KID A MNESIA17. PETEY – LEAN INTO LIFE18. FOAMBOY – MY SOBER DAYDREAM19. POLO & PAN – CYCLORAMA20. LADY BLACKBIRD – BLACK ACID SOUL21. STEPHEN SANCHEZ – UNTIL I FOUND YOU [SINGLE]22. SIR WAS – LET THE MORNING COME23. TOM MISCH – QUARANTINE SESSIONS24.  DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS – PRIVATE SPACE25. JOY ORBISON – STILL SLIPPING VOL. 126. VARIOUS ARTISTS – BACK UP: MEXICAN TECNO POP 1980-198927. VARIOUS ARTISTS – THE METALLICA BLACKLIST 28. EARLY JAMES – TUMBLEWEED [SINGLE]      29. YOLA – STAND FOR MYSELF30. HECTOR MORLET – PICTURE FRAME [SINGLE]