Dear Life was founded by Daniel Moran, Vincent Apostol and Matthew Apostol in 2004. Shortly after, bassist Mike Trujillo (formerly of local indie rock band Slow Chaser) was asked to join along with Kevin Castellon on vocals. Dear Life went into the studio in 2005 to record their 5 track demo entitled "Demo 2005". Since then, they have sold and gave away over 2,000 copies of their demo, now which can be downloaded for free off their website (see link below).
In late 2006, the band was picked up by long time friend and fan Steve Morales of Riot Squad Management (Riot Squad handles acts such as My Chemical Romance, Circa Survive, The Bled, and Hit the Lights). They also started working with the Warner Bros. Merchandising division for their merchandise and media designs.
In 2007, Dear Life went into the studio with producer and sound engineer Roger Camero (No Motiv, The Warriors) to record their debut album "Framework" . The album was mixed and mastered by Paul Miner (New Found Glory) and was released on August 24th, 2008 under Uprising Records in stores and online.