In early 2018, Painted Forest put out their first release, a 3-song EP by the name of Detective Series. It garnered much success online due to its most popular track, "Witness". Not Long after the release of Detective Series, Painted Forest released a 9-song follow-up album called The Best Time of Our Lives (To Run Away). The album was more experimental, had increased instrumental intricacy, and did not find immediate popularity among its online listeners.
On August 17th, 2018, Painted Forest will release Former Home Death, a 4-track EP.