It's pretty obvious where Wonderlic is coming from musically after a listen to "Sacagawea," the opening track on the group's self-titled album. A jam band for sure, Wonderlic steers through different vibes on the track, going from a bouncy, odd-metered rock section that features some Trey Anastasio-inspired guitar work by Mike Whalen to a reggae groove and back again. But the thing that sets Wonderlic apart from other jam bands is an eight-string electric mandolin — deftly played by Allen Galton. Definitely owing a thing or two to Phish, the band delves into mostly groove-based instrumental jams (there are only two tracks with vocals), with hints of jazz and bluegrass, on the ten-song disc.


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