Unintentionally sequestered away from the withering influence of popular music culture, The Kindness have managed to remain beautifully un-homogenized. Hailing from the wilds of Idaho, they’ve found themselves raising a musical middle finger to the snobbery that would reflexively write off any music such wilds might produce. Choosing instead to nurture their idiosyncrasies as songwriters and college professors they remain strangers in a strange land, performing arty yet relatable quasi-jazz originals in a state made famous for its potato farming.