The band released its debut EP in 2005, entitled Poisoning the Lark, on Forsaken Records.
After posting new tracks on the their MySpace page, Farewell was scouted by the owner of Epitaph Records, Brett Gurewitz who offered them a deal in March 2007. The band's first full-length appeared on the label in September 2007. The album was released in The UK on February 4, 2008. Farewell was slated to tour the UK with Cartel in 2008, but the tour was cancelled. They then proceeded to tour the UK with You Me at Six and Houston Calls in October 2008.
Farewell cites punk rock bands such as Green Day, Jawbreaker and Alkaline Trio as influences.
On July 25, 2008, Chris Lee left the band.
Their Sophomore album entitled "Run It Up the Flagpole" will be in stores on September 1, 2009.