Cains and Abels

Cains and Abels

 Chicago, Illinois, USA

Cains & Abels are a Chicago-based three piece making music with lush, atmospheric guitar, massive drums and lead-singer David Sampson's heartfelt and memorable melodies. Seeking to make honest music, Cains & Abels--like the biblical brothers their name references--embrace both harshness and beauty.


With their new single, "My Life Is Easy", Cains & Abels delivered one of the "Best Songs of 2009" according to Said the Gramaphone. Yet 2010 is looking even brighter for this melodic Chicago band.

Cains & Abels released their debut full-length, Call Me Up (States Rights Records, 2009), a big sounding record that swells and lilts in gorgeous ways while ranging from heartbreaking bombast to humble beauty. It garnered high praise from folks like Said the Gramophone, Fred Thomas and Ryan Catbird.

Since then they've toured the country alongside the likes of LAKE, NOMO and Sam Buck Rosen. They recently entered Engine Music Studios with Neil Strauch (Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Iron & Wine) to record tracks for a new album filled with atmospheric guitar, massive drums, and lead-singer David Sampson's heartfelt and memorable melodies.

As warmly as their first album was recieved, Cains & Abels believe these new songs are easily their best work yet.


Studio Albums
Call Me Up (CD, States RIghts Records & LP, Positive Beat Recordings, 2009)

Clean Air: Cloud Science (EP, New Blood Records, 2005)

Run, Run, Run (7", 77 Records, 2009)
My Life Is Easy / Money (7", States Rights Records, 2010)

Grown Zone/Groan Zone (States Rights Records, 2007)
Bro Zone (States Rights Records, 2005)