Last year, Cincinnati Indie Pop act Knotts got a special shout-out for its unique Tiny Desk Contest submission (shot at a Walnut Hills hair salon) from NPR Music’s website. The project of singer/songwriter Adalia Boehne went on to release the debut album Is It Art Yet? and win the Cincinnati Entertainment Award for New Artist of the Year in 2018 (an expanded full-band Knotts performed at the CEA ceremony at Memorial Hall last year as well).
This Friday (April 5), Knotts will perform a free show at 3 Points Urban Brewery (331 E. 13th St., Pendleton, 3pointsbeer.com) to celebrate a new vinyl 45 single from locally-based label Soul Step Records featuring the Is It Art Yet? songs “Until You” and “These Days.” The single is the latest in Soul Step’s Cincinnati Brewers Series; 3 Points will unveil a special beer on show night and Soul Step will have souvenir pint glasses on hand. A limited quantity of the Knotts single on pink vinyl will also be available at the event, which begins at 8 p.m.
The music video for "These Days," which is featured on the new single:
Knotts’ 7-inch is the fifth in the Brewers series. Previous participants include Young Heirlooms, Sylmar and Modern Aquatic. Those who subscribe to Soul Step’s singles club can get the single online on April 6; the general public can grab a copy (if they can’t make the 3 Points show) beginning April 8. Click here for details. Is It Art Yet? is available digitally at knotts1.bandcamp.com.