Low and Be Told was founded by singer Doug Thompson (the Marsupials), bassist George Vidaurri (Uncle Joe's Big Ol' Driver), drummer Darrin Lee (Tragic Tantrum, Roxy Jones), and guitarist Frank Blackcat. The band made its live debut in April 2016 at the Whistle Stop. Blackcat was later replaced by Tom Lord.
A self-titled debut album was released on New Year's Eve 2020/2021, described by the band as "A collection of anthems designed to aid in navigating the uncertain future and coping with the resolute and unyielding before times." The album was recorded and mixing locally by Dean Reis at Singing Serpent and mastered by John Cota at K Street Studios.
In 2021, Doug Thompson appeared in the local-centric film Fanboy.