Playing dark-hued pop music that hits an equilibrium between melody-driven satisfaction and guitar-fueled malaise, New Ruins began being a two-man documenting project offering Elzie Sexton on vocals, guitars, and keyboards and J. Caleb Means on vocals and electric guitar. Sexton and Means both was raised in southern Illinois, and became close friends within their early teenagers. Sexton and Means produced a punk rock-band together if they had been 14, and proved helpful together in a number of musical tasks until they both still left town to visit college. Means journeyed north and attended film college, while Sexton signed up for an art university down south; nevertheless, the two close friends kept in contact, and likewise to getting jointly to create music during breaks from college, they started sending tapes of functions in progress backwards and forwards, collaborating through the email. After graduating, Sexton and Means both finished up back Illinois in the Champaign-Urbana region, where Means opened up a small documenting studio room, Boombox Studios. You should definitely busy with customers, Means works on songs with Sexton, and in 2004 New Ruins had been blessed. After a calendar year where the duo was totally a studio task, New Ruins started playing periodic live gigs in the summertime of 2005, and in a short time they added a tempo section to complete their audio — bassist Paul Chastain and drummer Roy Ewing. In 2006, New Ruins started documenting their first complete album, The Audio They Make, that was released by Hidden Plan Information in the springtime of 2007.