As an acoustic artist on Cleveland's open-mic circuit, singer-guitarist Ben Childs was hailed for a dour croon like a hybrid of Morrissey and Glenn Danzig. Now he's finding his own voice in rave-ups like "Love Goes" that chase away the chill from icy ballads like "Listen." At the center of every song are Eric Pollarine's springy bass lines; keyboardist Nathan Tomasch's simple beats trace the melodies. Forget the last decade's legacy of cerebral techno; Whitechapel is dance music for the body.
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