White Orange

When White Orange bassist Adam Pike sent me an advance of his band’s self-titled full-length a few months ago, the decision to play it on KEXP took all of 30 seconds. Pike comes with a great pedigree; he’s a widely respected producer on Portland’s metal scene, having helmed recordings for Red Fang, Norska and Black Elk. Pike’s cred and credentials aside, however, it’s the tightly orchestrated, psych-soaked groove mined by frontman Dustin Hill, Pike, guitarist Ryan McIntire, and limber-limbed drummer Dean Carroll that makes White Orange utterly addictive. Highly recommended fare for fans of Queens of the Stone Age or Swervedriver. With Ancient Warlocks, Princess, Serial Hawk. HANNAH LEVIN

Fri., Sept. 16, 9:30 p.m., 2011

 
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