The Apathy Eulogy was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 2005. The band began as a duo, Rob Kelly (guitar, vocals) and Brian Curlee (cajon).
It expanded to a quintet and has since fluctuated in size. The initial duo recorded a demo with two songs, "Be My Rescue" and "Daphne Doesn't Love Derby, She Hates Men." In 2006, Ben Brown joined the band and The Apathy Eulogy released their first album, Things Hoped For, Things Unseen. In August 2006, Ben Brown left the band and John Cotter (formerly of Vienna), Josh Niles (formerly of Avelyn with Rob Kelly), and Mitch Ryan joined the band.