Blame it on Cain released their fourth album, Implied Maturity in Summer 2022. It is their first acoustic album. Their previous rock albums include Amp Grease (2019), Big Down Under (2017), and Rhythm Schism (2008).
Veteran rockers Blame It On Cain recently returned with their fourth LP, “Implied Maturity,” and there’s a purity about it that is hard to replicate. With to the point, sturdy acoustic guitars and an honest vocal performance, these nine songs have almost an americana feel to them. It’s certainly a summertime record, with plenty of bright tones reminding you of the warmer days where life moves just a little slower to soak everything in. Being the band’s first record in three years, it’s apparent that there’s some care put into this particular songwriting.
- Allen Halas
Breaking & Entering Milwaukee
Blame It On Cain
Blame It On Cain formed in the outskirts of Milwaukee in January 2007. The quartet's original, straight-forward hard rock and pop songs have been compared to acts like Stone Temple Pilots and Seven Mary Three. They have just released their very long awaited 2nd album, Big Down Under on April 29th, 2017.
In April 2008, Cain released their debut album 'Rhythm Schism'. The 10-song CD has something for everyone; from the crowd-pleasing romp of "Yesterday's Happy" to the mellow glow of "Wish I Knew". From the heavy thud and thwack of "12-Gauge Handshake" to the pop crush of "Atuna"; no rock music fan will be left disappointed. The CD is available everywhere and on most streaming services.
Cain's success stretches beyond the critcally-acclaimed CD. In August 2008, Versailles Records included one of Cain's songs on a compilation CD that was packaged with the Guns 'n Roses tribute record "Double Talkin' Jive", sold in stores nationwide. From retail to radio - Cain was a featured artist twice on the Milwaukee rock 'n roll station WQBW 97.3 FM and later on the award-winning FatCat Radio (www.fatcatradio.com). "Yesterday's Happy" landed in the Top 20 at the Austrailian mp3.com, while another track from 'Rhythm Schism', "Close Our Eyes", hit #3 on a Broadjam chart (www.broadjam.com). Also, the band played an acoustic gig with Brian Vander Ark of the Verve Pipe, in summer 2007; and even sat in on a couple of songs with the multi-platinum selling artist.
But it isn't just the music industry that is taking note of Blame It On Cain. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ran a piece on the band in March 2008 and the animated series, "Chowdaheadz", featured on YouTube, announced it will be using some of Cain's songs in an upcoming full-length animated feature slated for a December 2009 release. The cartoon already uses a Cain tune ("Miami Beach") as its theme song.
Blame It On Cain is made up of veterans of the local and regional music scene: Sam Boettcher (vocals), Steve Draganchuk (guitar), Steven Anderson (bass) and Rich Seegert (drums). The band plays across the Milwaukee - Chicago - Rockford region fusing rock 'n roll elements of the 70's, 80's and 90's into a fresh, yet familiar sound wrapped into its fun and energetic shows.