Mia Doi Todd

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Mia Doi Todd
Mia Doi Todd at the Echoplex, August 2008.jpg
Mia Doi Todd performing live at the Echoplex on August 22, 2008
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Indie folk[1]
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Years active 1997–present
Labels Xmas Records, Communion, Columbia/SME Records, Plug Research, City Zen Records
Associated acts Dntel, Beachwood Sparks, Nobody, Adventure Time, Frausdots, Folk Implosion, The Mission, Saul Williams, Prefuse 73, Flying Lotus
Website miadoitodd.com

Mia Doi Todd is a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California, United States.[2] She was described by Dusted Magazine as "one of those artists that seem to function not just as creators in their own right, but as connecting links between other musicians."[3]


Career[edit]

Mia Doi Todd started City Zen Records and released Zeroone, the follow-up album to Come Out of Your Mine, on the label in 2001.[4]

She signed a contract with Columbia/SME Records and recorded The Golden State, culling songs from her previous albums. Mitchell Froom helped her produce it, and the album came out in 2002.[5]

She released the fifth album, Manzanita, on Plug Research in 2005.[6][7] Her debut album, The Ewe and the Eye, originally released in 1997, was reissued later that year.[8]

Her 2006 compilation album, La Ninja: Amor and Other Dreams of Manzanita, included remixes from Dntel and Flying Lotus.[9] It was followed by her studio album, Gea, in 2008.[10]

In 2009, she released her first instrumental album, Morning Music, in collaboration with Andres Renteria.[11]

She returned with the solo album, Cosmic Ocean Ship, in 2011.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Mia Doi Todd's divorced parents are sculptor Michael Todd and California Second District Court of Appeal Associate Justice Kathryn Doi Todd, who holds the distinction of being the first female Asian American judge in the United States.[13][14]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • La Ninja: Amor and Other Dreams of Manzanita (2006)

EPs[edit]

  • Pink Sun EP (2006)

Singles[edit]

  • "Freeways" (2001)
  • "Dublab Remixes" (2003)
  • "Sleepless Nights" (2008)

Guest appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zeiss, John (March 4, 2008). "Mia Doi Todd - GEA". Prefix. 
  2. ^ Zeiss, John (February 26, 2008). "Mia Doi Todd: Interview". Prefix. 
  3. ^ Kelly, Jennifer (April 30, 2006). "Mia Doi Todd - La Ninja". Dusted Magazine. 
  4. ^ Nickey, Jason (November 11, 2001). "Mia Doi Todd: Zeroone". Pitchfork Media. 
  5. ^ Nickey, Jason (September 24, 2002). "Mia Doi Todd: The Golden State". Pitchfork Media. 
  6. ^ Raposa, David (March 8, 2005). "Mia Doi Todd: Manzanita". Pitchfork Media. 
  7. ^ Whibbs, Chris (March 2005). "Mia Doi Todd - Manzanita". Exclaim!. 
  8. ^ Nishimoto, Dan (February 24, 2006). "Mia Doi Todd - The Ewe and the Eye". Prefix. 
  9. ^ Whibbs, Chris (May 2006). "Mia Doi Todd - La Ninja: Amor and Other Dreams of Manzanita". Exclaim!. 
  10. ^ Whibbs, Chris (April 2008). "Mia Doi Todd - Gea". Exclaim!. 
  11. ^ Ranta, Alan (May 26, 2009). "Mia Doi Todd - Morning Music (with Andres Renteria)". Tiny Mix Tapes. 
  12. ^ Murray, Noel (May 17, 2011). "Mia Doi Todd: Cosmic Ocean Ship". The A.V. Club. 
  13. ^ Steve Hochman (September 1, 2002). "In a Foreign Land". Los Angeles Times. 
  14. ^ "Division Two: Justice Kathryn Doi Todd". Judicial Council of California. 

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