Cains & Abels is a musical group originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan currently based in Chicago, Illinois. The band consists of David Sampson (vocals, bass), Joshua Ippel (guitar), Jonathan Dawe (drums, vocals), and Michelle Vondiziano (keyboards, vocals). The band members met in 2003 while attending Calvin College.
In May 2009 Cains & Abels released Call Me Up on States Rights Records. In a Pitchfork Media list post-afrobeat dance explosion band NOMO named it one of the best albums of 2008, though the album didn't officially come out until 2009.
MP3 blog Said the Gramophone listed Cains & Abels' 2009 single "My Life is Easy" in their Best Songs of 2009.