The Working Title formed in 2001 and released their first E.P. Everyone Here Is Wrong in 2003. The EP was rated 5 out of 5 in Alternative Press Magazine and they also labeled The Working Title, A Band To Watch. The band’s next LP, About Face, was released July 18, 2006. On October 6, 2005, The Working Title began "The Music Is Much Too Loud Tour" with Circa Survive, Mae, and Mutemath as an opening act. The band has also been on tour with bands such as mewithoutYou, Copeland, Vedera, As Tall as Lions, Counting Crows, Our Lady Peace and the Goo Goo Dolls.
They have had their music featured on MTV’s Laguna Beach and the film American Wedding.
In 2003 Damian Joseph, the band’s guitarist and a founding member, parted ways with the group. He can be heard on the band’s self-produced Sincerely album (2002) and half of Everyone Here is Wrong (2003) (though he is not credited in the liner notes). He went on to found Chicago-based band Super Doppler Wars.
In late 2006 Chris Ginn, the band’s bassist and a founding member, announced that he would be leaving the group to pursue a career in Structural Geology. He received a bachelor’s degree in geology from College of Charleston in 2011 and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Structural Geology at The University of Georgia. The Working Title replaced him with Chris Gingrich.
May 9, 2009 saw the release of The Working Title’s third album, Bone Island. Leading up to the creation of Bone Island, all of the members of the Working Title except for primary singer/songwriter Joel Hamilton left the band. In a review by AbsolutePunk, Bone Island was described as "a welcome, breath of fresh air".
Since the dissolution of the band, Hamilton has released an EP and an LP under his given name, an LP with Owen Beverly under the name Inlaws, an EP with Stephanie Underhill (who sings on Bone Island) under the name BABYLiPS, and most recently an LP under the name Mechanical River.