Nick Thomas, the singer, guitarist, and mastermind behind The Spill Canvas, recorded his first songs at age 15 while growing up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and honed his largely acoustic-based style playing solo shows in and around his hometown. Calling himself The Spill Canvas, Thomas released the raw and emotive Sunsets and Car Crashes, which earned him eager fans around the country. After officially transitioning from solo act to full-fledged rock band, The Spill Canvas recorded their dynamic debut full-length, One Fell Swoop, with producer Ed Rose (The Get-Up Kids), releasing it on One Eleven in May of 2005 to great acclaim, eventually selling more than 50,000 copies.
In 2006, The Spill Canvas signed to Sire Records, which released their major-label debut full-length No Really, I’m Fine in October 2007. Produced by Neal Avron (Fall Out Boy, Wallflowers, Yellowcard), the album climbed to No. 2 on Billboard’s Heatseeker’s chart and spawned the single “All Over You.” Over the years, the band have toured with Yellowcard, Motion City Soundtrack, Straylight Run, Mae, The Plain White T’s, Augustana, the Hush Sound, and One Republic, and have graced the stages of Austin's annual music festival SXSW, New Jersey's Bamboozle Festival and the Vans Warped Tour — earning them a growing loyal fanbase.