Last month we brought you “Wimbledon 1980,” a stunning track from Italian beatmakers Indian Wells. They’re pretty much tennis-obsessed, from the band name (named for courts in Indian Wells, CA), to the members (John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, Andre Agassi, etc.), to the music itself. “Wimbledon 1980” was a bit of ambient electronic built around the sound of a tennis match, with volleys acting as the rhythm.
Today XLR8R brings us the full album stream from Indian Wells, and Night Drops builds on the promise of that first single with an expansive set of rich, midnight-inspired tunes. Songs like “Deuce” revel in the grimier side of electronic music, while the title track trades in lush tones that beg for headphones to be fully experienced. You can order a rare, hand-numbered version of Night Drops on CD via Bad Panda Records, and it will ship later this month, just in time to soundtrack your Wimbledon party or your own midnight tennis match.