As the weeks leading up to the World’s Loudest Month wind down, anticipation is rising. To kill the time in between, we’ve been working to bring you up to speed with some of the bands playing some of the summer’s biggest festivals. This week is definitely a treat as we introduce Stitched Up Heart, an energetic rock quintet from Los Angeles to which front-woman Alecia “Mixi” Demner attributes to a low time in her life:
“When I formed this band I was depressed and going through heartbreak. The name is supposed to give people strength and courage,” professes the frontwoman in a warm and certain tone. “We all go through things that make us think we can’t go further but, especially when times are bad, I want people to see that time will pass and it will get better. The hopeful lyrics on this record are on purpose – I’ve been living in the dark for too long, it’s time to come into the light. You need to pick yourself up because nobody is going to do that for you. There are some sick people out there, but there is beauty in everyone – and you need to love yourself before you can stitch that heart back up.”
The band is made up of Alecia “Mixi” Demner (vocals), Merritt Goodwin (lead guitar), Randy Mathias (bass), James Decker (drums), and Nick Bedrosian (rhythm guitar). After years of playing in clubs, recording demos, and perfecting the Stitched Up Heart sound, the band signed with Another Century Records in 2015 and released their widely accepted debut album ‘Never Alone’ in June 2016. Aside from this album, the band has released two EP’s (2012’s ‘Stitched Up Heart’, and 2014’s ‘Skeleton Key’) as well as several singles including “Finally Free”, “Catch Me When I Fall”, and “Monster”.
“The studio where we wrote ‘Monster’ was a pretty creepy place,” Mixi says, “A black cat gave birth to two albino cats there, there were spell books on the shelves, it had a crazy energy and I almost felt possessed, the words coming through and speaking through me… It might have also been that I was drinking a lot of Monster Energy Drink that day, but it felt like a beast came out!”
One listen to “Monster” and you can definitely hear just what she means! For all things Stitched Up Heart, check out their official website and make sure to follow them on social media and catch them at a live show near you! I guarantee you’ll love every minute of it! Single day lineups as well as single day tickets for Rock on the Range have been announced so get them while they last!