The group began as a trio, with Higgenson as singer and guitarist, Fletcher on bass and Tirio on drums.

They played mostly local punk shows around Chicago's suburbs, eventually landing gigs at the famed Metro in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood.

The band's single Rhythm of Love was the first to be released from their 2010 album The Wonders of the Younger.

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Hey There Delilah was first released on their third album All That We Needed in 2005.

They recorded Every Second Counts that year, on which Hey There Delilah was added in order to allow it a chance on mainstream radio.

Both were on the AT40 at numbers 1 and 2 for three consecutive weeks.

By late 2008, the band had joined the Rock Band Live tour with Panic! Later that year, the band played at the Give It a Name festival in the UK.

In 2007, they performed the single Our Time Now on an episode of the Nickelodeon television series, i Carly.

Our Time Now was also the theme song on the ABC Family dramedy series Greek.He was in a back brace for three months and had to learn to walk again.Higgenson changed his song-writing process, choosing songs that meant more to him than he previously had, and the band began taking their music career more seriously.Delilah would go on to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and hold the spot for two weeks.The song was written for track star Delilah Di Crescenzo, whom Higgenson had met in 2002.In 2001 the band self-financed the recording of Stop, a full-length album that drew the attention of Fearless Records in 2002.