Yesterdays Rising formed in 2002 and self-released their first EP (Ship of Relations) in 2003. The group signed to Fearless Records in 2004 and released a second EP (When We Speak, We Breathe) following it up with a run on the Vans Warped Tour 2004. With all of them being freshly out of high school, they were said to have been one of the youngest bands to ever travel with the Warped Tour. The following year the band released a full length record on Fearless Records (Lightworker) . The album was released while on the 2-month-long Warped Tour 2005.