The origins of Eyeshine date back to 2002 when lead vocalist/guitarist Johnny Yong Bosch (who is known from the hit television series Power Rangers and is a well known voice actor) and drummer/backing vocalist/pianist Maurice Salmin began playing together in a church band. Eventually, the decided to take a shot at writing and performing their own music. The band went through many incarnations before deciding on the name Eyeshine. Bosch got the name "Eyeshine" from an episode of the The Crocodile Hunter. Steve Irwin was rescuing crocodiles in the darkness and kept repeating that he could spot them by their 'eyeshine' from his lantern. Alex Orantes joined the band a year later, followed by Ji Ho "Daniel" Lee who joined in 2007 after the release of the band's EP How About That Their debut studio album, Red Stripes White Lights, was released April 30, 2008. Red Stripes White Lights took Eyeshine on the road with singles "Here Comes The End Again" and "Not Really Good" which helped garner a cult following. The album was also on a Nationwide Campaign which featured the album on 350 radio stations.
In early March 2009, the band released four tracks from their upcoming sophomore album, My Paper Kingdom, on their Myspace while updating fans on the new release date set for April 2009. Lead guiraitst Ji Ho "Daniel" Lee and bassist Alex Orantes left the band before the album's completion, due to other commitments. My Paper Kingdom was ultimately released on June 5, 2009. My Paper Kingdom featured "Alone" which won best song for the Campus Music Fest's competition Social Justice. "Alone" was also certified by the IAIRA (International Association of Independent Recording Artists) as being in the Top 15 Most played indie artist's songs. Before long, Eddie Colmenares and Crystal Mesina joined the band as its new lead guitarist and bassist respectively.
Eyeshine released their third album, Tone of Echoes, December 16, 2010, and released an acoustic album, titled Afterglow, which featured Kimberly Freeman of One-Eyed Doll on the song "Tearing Away," on January 19, 2011. After releasing Tone of Echoes, Eyeshine was able to tour outside the United States going to New Zealand, Puerto Rico, and Canada. With the album's release, the band was also able to get sponsorships/endorsements with various companies including: Egnater, Rocktron, GHS Strings, Asics Tiger, Dunlop, Vitamin Water, and Smart Water. The song "Hope Is So Far Away" had its music video sponsored by the Elfenworks Foundation. The band announced in March 2011 that they are currently working on an instrumental album, currently titled Sonosis which is to be released in the near future. The first song off the album, titled "Guide Me" was released as part of a teaser video for the album. On May 9, 2011, via the band's official website, Eddie Colmenares announced that he was leaving the band to pursue other musical interests. On May 16, the band announced that Ji Ho "Daniel" Lee would be returning to the band as its lead guitarist, and the band would have its next album finished by the end of the summer. On June 17, the band released their music video for the song "Stratoshpere." The band will be releasing a Christmas album titled XMAS on November 1st, 2011.