The story of Vanilla Sky began in Rome, Italy, in 2002, when four young musicians with a shared passion for California pop-punk decided to start a new band. All of the bandmembers -- Luca Alesandrelli on drums, Francesco Sarsano on bass, and both Vincenzo Mario Christi and Daniele Brian Autore on vocals and guitars -- had previous musical experience in various bands around Rome. Crammed in a garage, they recorded their first five-song demo, Play It If You Can't Say It, on their own and soon started shopping it around. Soon, the band was frequently booked for its own shows, and the demo sold out. Labels also began to take notice -- the Genoa-based indie label Wynona Records was the first to approach the band, and by January 2003 Vanilla Sky had their first recording contract.