Vinyl LP pressing of this 2006 release. Tales Told by Dead Friends is the debut EP by Mayday Parade. The group resulted from the merger of local acts Kid Named Chicago and Defining Moment. With their line-up solidified, they recorded the EP, Tales Told by Dead Friends, with Lee Dyess. The group followed Warped Tour and sold copies to people in line. By the end of summer, the band had sold 10,000 copies of the EP. This attracted the attention of Fearless Records, who would sign the band in late August. The group went on tour from September to November, before the EP was reissued by Fearless. Several of the tracks from this EP would later be re-recorded for future albums/EPs or compilation albums.