The Lifted was founded in San Diego by Jerome Richardson and Jeff Lane in 2011. The band relocated to L.A. in 2014. and released a three-song 7-inch, Medium Rare. The group has opened for Halestorm, Rev Theory, Hinder, Earshot, Flaw, Thousand Foot Krutch, Red, and others.
In 2017, they released a video for “Purple Ice Tray” and performed at EDC Las Vegas. At the time, the band included Richardson and Lane with Brothers Weiss guitarist Ryan Weiss (Family Wagon, Tilt, Young Wild) and drummer Kacey Greenwood.