Seven Years of Severed Limbs
"Welcome to the haunting sounds of Fern Knight. The Folk-Noir act from Providence, Rhode Island, draws you into an autumnal world of wolves, ghosts and lost loves. Fern Knights introspective debut-album Seven Years Of Severed Limbs presents a musical landscape dotted with angular acoustic guitar pickings, papery thin, plaintively crooning vocals with lush backdrops consisting of bowed strings, plucked upright bass, piano, accordion and brushed drums. This evocative, moody atmospheric pop falls in line with great artists such as Nick Drake, Cat Power, Barbara Manning, Low, Red House Painters, Julie Cruise and even Sigur Ros. Fern Knight are Margie Wienk (vocals, guitar, cello, upright bass, piano, fender Rhodes, drums, mallets, percussion) and Michael Corcoran (guitar, violin, lap steel, vocals). Margie teaches cello and bass lessons at a community music school in Providence and performs regularly with the ocean state chamber orchestra. She is also a member of the experimental darkpop- band The Eyesores. Mike who recorded and mixed the album works at spot interactive in providence designing web sites. Seven Years Of Severed Limbs is the first album of Fern Knight but it is not the first release of Margie and Michael. As Difference Engine they released two highly acclaimed slowcore-albums in the 90's, Breadmaker (1995) and Calidad (1997). For recent Fern Knight shows, Margie has been backed up by her fellow musicians in the Eyesores: Alec K. Redfearn (accordion); Matt Mclaren (drums); Jeff Knoch (farfisa); Matt Everett (Viola) and Sara Stalnaker (cello)."