Native Station: The Alt-Rock Outfit Who Moved to Boulder for the Colorado Music Scene

By: Hannah Oreskovich

Originally formed in Marion, VA, alt-rock four-piece Native Station moved to Boulder for the Colorado music scene. Founding members Greg Benton (vocals/rhythm guitar) and Thomas Troutt (backup vocals/lead guitar) said they first became serious about music as a professional pursuit in 2014, when they started writing more original work together. Once in Boulder, the two met Brett Cunningham (bass) and Nick Solga (drums), and Native Station’s current lineup was formed.

Native Station.

Native Station.

Just this summer, Native Station released their debut EP, Bones ’N All. It has strong alt-rock vibes almost reminiscent of the scene in the 2000s (before bands like Fall Out Boy or Panic! At The Disco sold out to the Top 40 Pop Charts). Benton’s vocals are raw with feeling and the percussive drops throughout the record make for a catchy accompaniment to their choruses (see especially on “All My Friends” and “Runarounds”). I could easily see Native Station sharing the stage with a talented Colorado group like My Body Sings Electric. The EP is available for download, and you can also preview it on Native Station’s website.

Since the release of Bones ‘N All, it’s likely you’ve seen Native Station’s name around your town. The band has played shows in Boulder, Denver, Greeley, and Longmont over the past few months. Though there’s nothing currently on their books, you can keep up with their show schedule here.

Make sure to give Native Station a listen, and keep up with the band on their Facebook!


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