Indecisive and Halfhearted was the first EP released by Ellison. It was recorded and mixed by drummer Mitch Wyatt, and self-released, but was of studio quality. The EP and constant regional live shows caught the attention of J.T. Woodruff, lead singer of Hawthorne Heights. Woodruff launched his own record label, Carbon Copy Media, and in early 2006 signed Ellison as the first band to his fledgling label.