The past few weeks have been busy for Mija. The queen of quirk has been preparing the world for the release of her debut album with the release of title track, “Desert Trash” and the closing track, “Digressions”. Today, after weeks of patiently waiting, the multi-talented Meej has finally delivered the entirety of Desert Trash and let me tell you – it was worth the wait.
This album is unlike anything we’ve heard from Mija before. In the past, the LA-based producer made a name for herself through explosive, high energy electronic production. However, Desert Trash is a masterful pursuit of a new musical direction and a testament to Mija’s talent as an artist and her constant pursuit of artistic growth, diversity & evolution.
“I needed to step outside of my comfort zone and into something that would become a catalyst for my next development as an artist. I wrote this album with the intention of stripping down all the excess and focusing on what truly matters to me; self-expression, realness, and the story. “Desert Trash” is who I am. It’s what I’ve identified with my whole life.” – Mija
The album’s sonic range is spectacular. Looking for for something eerily ambient? Check out “Most Beautiful Song In The World” & “Liminality”. Maybe you’re feeling the more energized vibes of the house oriented “Mind Control” or the Drum & Bass influenced “The Connection Is Delayed” or “Digressions”. Need an offbeat love song? Mija has you covered with tracks like “When U Go Down” & “Stay A Little Longer”.
Mija was seeking to think outside the box on her debut album and she absolutely knocked it out of the park with Desert Trash. Her pursuit of true unfiltered artistic expression is on full display in this project and we couldn’t be happier. Check out her live show tour dates and stream Desert Trash below. Enjoy!
Tour Dates | Tickets
2/27 – Saint Paul, MN – Turf Club
2/28 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
2/29 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter
3/4 – Toronto ON – Drake Underground
3/6 – Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs
3/7 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
3/11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox
3/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
3/13 – Washington DC – U Street Music Hall
3/14 – Charlotte, NC- Neighborhood Theatre
3/15 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
3/18 – Austin, TX – TBD
3/20 – New Orleans, LA – Buku Festival
3/24 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
3/26 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
3/27 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
3/29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
4/1 – Las Vegas, NV – Bunkhouse
4/2 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre
4/3 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
4/16 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
4/18 – Portland, OR – The Doug Fir
6/25 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest Festival