LK: Your songs and album Suburban Nature have been placed on several best-of lists for 2010. Which one are you the most pleased about and why?
SJ: They really are all a huge honor. Sincerely. It's crazy to me. I'm really proud of this record despite of how old some of the songs may be. So, it really is so rewarding and a joyful feeling to make any best of list.
LK: Is there a particular song that's your personal favorite? Is it challenging to perform the same songs over and over again, or are you ever pleasantly surprised by new elements you hadn't heard or thought about?
SJ: I don't really have a favorite. There are songs that I have a lot of fun playing live. "Vulnerable" is always fun. I play with amazing musicians that let me pull fast ones on them in shows, and we try and play different versions of these songs. I think that relinquishes any hint of exhaustion with certain songs. But I think its too early in my (hopeful) game to be really tired of playing any song.
SJ: I've been obsessing over Robyn for the past few years. I love dancing. I've always harbored a dream to be an amateur choreographer. So, I listen to a lot of electronic-based music, and also too much top 40.
LK: In your opinion, who or what is metaphorically "dying" in the music industry (genre, style, ideals)? Or perhaps, what should be "killed off" or drastically changed?
SJ: Oh man. Thats a can of worms that I can't open. Or properly open. Give me some time to start gaining some bitter knowledge and I may have a solid answer. Hopefully female singer songwriters dont get killed off or I'm screwed.
LK: What's your next big move? Any big tours or plans to go back into the studio anytime soon?
SJ: I just finished recording an EP at my home in Denton...to be released very soon. I'm still planning tours.
LK: You've mentioned how much you love Denton in several interviews. Do you see yourself moving out of Texas anytime soon? If so, where would you go?
SJ: I entertain the idea of moving often. I love New York, of course. The Pacific Northwest is a dream. But I don't know. Denton is my heart. We'll see.
Sarah Jaffe will be touring Texas for the rest of January, for a full listing of dates please visit her website here. It's definitely a website worth visiting: not only is the design very hip and minimalistic, but Sarah's enthusiasm for her work and gratitude toward her fans come through as earnest and charming as her album. Her debut effort Suburban Nature is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and in Barnes & Noble bookstores. Her video for "Clementine" can be viewed below.