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
Born (1975-06-30) June 30, 1975 (age 43)
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresIndie folk[1]
Years active1997–present
LabelsXmas Records, Communion, Columbia/SME Records, Plug Research, City Zen Records
Associated actsDntel, José González, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Beachwood Sparks, Nobody, Folk Implosion, Saul Williams, Flying Lotus, Carlos Niño

Mia Doi Todd (born June 30, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter.[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]

Early life[edit]

Mia Doi Todd was born June 30, 1975 in Los Angeles, California.[2] Her father is sculptor Michael Todd and her mother is retired judge Kathryn Doi Todd.[4][5]


Todd started City Zen Records and released Zeroone, the follow-up album to Come Out of Your Mine, on the label in 2001.[6]

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.[7]

She released the fifth album, Manzanita, on Plug Research in 2005.[8][9] Her debut album, The Ewe and the Eye, originally released in 1997, was reissued later that year.[10]

Her 2006 compilation album, La Ninja: Amor and Other Dreams of Manzanita, included remixes from Dntel and Flying Lotus.[11] It was followed by her studio album, Gea, in 2008.[12]

In 2009, she released her first instrumental album, Morning Music, in collaboration with Andres Renteria.[13]

She returned with the solo album, Cosmic Ocean Ship, in 2011.[14] In 2014, she released Floresta on City Zen Records.[15]

She is married to Jesse Peterson and has a daughter.[16][17]


Studio albums[edit]


  • Music for A Midsummer Night's Dream (2018)[18]

Remix albums[edit]

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


  • Pink Sun EP (2006)


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

Guest appearances[edit]

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • "La Vie en Rose" from The Unaccompanied Voice: An A Capella Compilation (2000)
  • "Digital, Version 2.1" from Dublab Presents: Freeways (2001)
  • "Ready or Not" from Loving Takes This Course: A Tribute to the Songs of Kath Bloom (2009)
  • "Night of a Thousand Kisses" from Transmissions from Sinai (2009)
  • "Um Girassol da Cor do Seu Cabelo" and "Canto de Iemanjá" from Red Hot + Rio 2 (2011)
  • "Jardim do Amor" from Red Hot + Bach (2014)[20]
  • "Spring" from Mood Indigo: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2014)


  1. ^ Zeiss, John (March 4, 2008). "Mia Doi Todd - GEA". Prefix.
  2. ^ a b Zeiss, John (February 26, 2008). "Mia Doi Todd: Interview". Prefix.
  3. ^ Kelly, Jennifer (April 30, 2006). "Mia Doi Todd - La Ninja". Dusted Magazine.
  4. ^ Steve Hochman (September 1, 2002). "In a Foreign Land". Los Angeles Times.
  5. ^ "Division Two: Justice Kathryn Doi Todd". Judicial Council of California.
  6. ^ Nickey, Jason (November 11, 2001). "Mia Doi Todd: Zeroone". Pitchfork Media.
  7. ^ Nickey, Jason (September 24, 2002). "Mia Doi Todd: The Golden State". Pitchfork Media.
  8. ^ Raposa, David (March 8, 2005). "Mia Doi Todd: Manzanita". Pitchfork Media.
  9. ^ Whibbs, Chris (March 2005). "Mia Doi Todd - Manzanita". Exclaim!.
  10. ^ Nishimoto, Dan (February 24, 2006). "Mia Doi Todd - The Ewe and the Eye". Prefix.
  11. ^ Whibbs, Chris (May 2006). "Mia Doi Todd - La Ninja: Amor and Other Dreams of Manzanita". Exclaim!.
  12. ^ Whibbs, Chris (April 2008). "Mia Doi Todd - Gea". Exclaim!.
  13. ^ Ranta, Alan (May 26, 2009). "Mia Doi Todd - Morning Music (with Andres Renteria)". Tiny Mix Tapes.
  14. ^ Murray, Noel (May 17, 2011). "Mia Doi Todd: Cosmic Ocean Ship". The A.V. Club.
  15. ^ Sylvester, Daniel (September 17, 2014). "Mia Doi Todd: Floresta". Exclaim!.
  16. ^ "Music & art space headed to Elysian Valley | The Eastsider LA". www.theeastsiderla.com. Retrieved 2016-10-21.
  17. ^ Shimoda, Yuri (September 10, 2014). "Mia Doi Todd". jigsawmagazine.com. Retrieved 2016-10-21.
  18. ^ "'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Soundtrack Announced". filmmusicreporter.com.
  19. ^ "Turn on the Sunlight featuring Mia Doi Todd". dublab.
  20. ^ "Red Hot + Bach Releases June 17th". Red Hot. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14.

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