An Interactive Map of Vampire Weekend’s Many Geographical References


“I used to front like Angkor Wat…” Oh yes, it’s a new Vampire Weekend album, all right. Modern Vampires of the Citynow streaming at iTunes — is the third album-length example of Ezra Koenig et al’s patented preppy Paul Simon/Peter Gabriel-chic indie rock, and it’s full of the band’s usual lyrical references to the sort of exotic places where they probably played tennis with wooden rackets before sipping Pimm’s on the lawn. There are so many geographical names dropped in the band’s songs, in fact, that it seemed high time to collate them all as pins on a fancy Google map. Click through to discover which continents Koenig’s trust fund and/or tour schedule haven’t sent him to yet (spoiler: South America and Australia).