Kourtney Klein Is a Nerd Who Go-Go Dances, Curses and Tours With Rockstars
Klein continued touring the world as a drummer and engineer with acts like Combichrist until 2009. But after almost four years, she decided to put down roots in L.A. and build her own recording studio. That studio is where she nurtures her pedagogical nature, pulling out the guts of old synths and re-building them the way she likes.
In 2011, she started her own band called Army On The Dance Floor. "It's analog-synth pop, in the vein of Depeche Mode," she says."Not quite goth or industrial, but really dark." Klein is a complete dork when she talks about music, constantly throwing in obscure references. "I'm a total geek," she says, laughing. "You know engineers are zany."
Still go-go dancing regularly, Klein doesn't view it as demeaning or even lesser artistically than anything else she does. "I know this won't make sense," she says, "but for me it's not any differently than playing the drums."
Army On The Dance Floor's first single "Listen Like Strangers" drops today.