The Cab's rapid journey to becoming signed artists is the dream of insecure teenage boys everywhere. Vocalist Alex DeLeon and bassist Cash Colligan were in high school in Las Vegas together when they began writing demos. They soon joined forces with drummer Alex Johnson, pianist Alex Marshall and guitarist Ian Crawford. After passing a demo to fellow Sin City resident Spencer Smith, drummer for Panic at the Disco, the Cab were quickly signed to Fueled By Ramen/Decaydance Records, home to other buzzed-about punk-pop acts like Fall Out Boy, Paramore and Phantom Planet. Creating wholesome, soulful pop (they cite Michael Jackson as one of their biggest influences) with just enough edgy energy to give them emo cred, the fresh-out-of-high-school band released its debut album, Whisper War, in 2008.