The bands first widespread album, Sunsets And Car Crashes, which was written, produced, and performed by lead singer, Nick Thomas, was released on 111 Records April 20, 2004. Nick Thomas was joined by members Joe Beck, Ross Wheeler, and Brandon Aegerter shortly after the release of "Sunsets and Car Crashes." Ross and Brandon left the group, respectively, to be replaced by Scott McGuire and Dan Ludeman. The four members collectively wrote what would be The Spill Canvas sophmore album entitled One Fell Swoop. The album was released on August 9, 2005.
In early 2007, Scott McGuire, the bands bassist, declared that he was no longer a part of the band. The temporary replacement for Scott is Landon Heil, the guitarist of another band known as The Glass Atlantic. It is unknown whether or not he will become a permanent member of the band.
The band played on the entire 2007 Warped Tour, promoting the upcoming release of their third album "No Really, Im Fine". The new album was recorded in March and April of 2007, and in Alternative Press issue 229, it was confirmed that Anthony Green of Circa Survive and Andrew McMahon of Jacks Mannequin will be guests on the new album. Anthony Green sang backup vocals in the song "Bleed, Everyones Doing It", and Andrew McMahon played keyboards in the re-recorded version of the song "Saved", a song originally recorded for the soundtrack of the motion picture Superman Returns.