Eagle Trace
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Eagle Trace

New Berlin, Wisconsin, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

New Berlin, Wisconsin, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Alternative Rock


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Eagle Trace @ Cactus Club

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Eagle Trace @ Turner Hall Ballroom

Wisconsin, United States

Wisconsin, United States

Eagle Trace @ Bottom Lounge

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States



"Eagle Trace’s Brotherly Alt-Rock"

Off in the Night’s strongest track, “Ghost,” plays like an heir to that band’s chart toppers, building itself up from a simple two-chord foundation to a soaring payoff. and it sports the kind of massive hook that begs for airtime on alternative radio. - Evan Rytlewski

"Give It a Spin: Low Down Sound, Devil Met Contention, Eagle Trace"

This EP is clean and catchy. After only listening to it a few times, I’m already bouncing around my apartment singing along. Consisting of four brothers and one friend, these guys have been playing together since high school and it shows. Everything about this release comes together well and is reminiscent of Arctic Monkeys. - Midwest Action

"Eagle Trace "Off in the Night""

Recorded by Shane Hochstetler at Howl Street Recordings, this EP is another high quality project, with a big-yet-gritty sound reminiscent of bands like the Black Keys and Wolfmother. There’s also a touch of retro classic rock influence as well, which has become a main element of Eagle Trace’s sound. Long story short, this EP is well worth the listen. - Breaking and Entering


Late-addition opener, Eagle Trace, kicked the night off with a spirited garage-rock performance. The lead PR note on Eagle Trace is that they’re a quintet made up of four brothers, the Borgardts, and a friend, Broderick Coning; Lead singer Mitch Borgardt reeled lyrics off with a nonchalant intensity while youngest brother, Cass Borgardt, powered behind the drums with an impressive Super Bowl-or-bust concentration. Most notably, the five-piece band played hungry, and that is still the most attractive and natural characteristic a young band can have. - Mezzic

"Local band Eagle Trace keeps flying toward its rock music dreams"

it's a fun, rollicking four-song shot of Arctic Monkeys-esque rock. For the guys, it's exactly the step forward they're hoping for. - Onmilwaukee.com

"The Daily Cardinal Covers Freakfest 2014"

The final act was a Milwaukee-based group called Eagle Trace. They are made up of four brothers Mitch, Max, Cass and Jackson Borgardt, along with Broderick Coning. Their sound is definitely infectious. It was hard-hitting and attracted the biggest crowd the stage had seen that night. Lead singer Mitch Borgardt’s vocals seemed to just roll off his tongue in a way that held the audience’s attention. I found myself moving without consciously knowing it. They have been hailed as one of the most anticipated bands coming from the Midwest and I have to agree. - The Daily Cardinal

"Land The Big Gig Finalist"

Many of the 800 bands playing Summerfest 2014 have been booked for months.

But Doozey,Eagle Trace and Marie Wise-Hawkins just found out they were playing the Milwaukee music festival a couple weeks ago.

That's when the three acts — Doozey and Eagle Trace from Wisconsin, and Wise-Hawkins from California — were selected as the three finalists for the third annual Land the Big Gig competition. - Journal Sentinal

"Eagle Trace at Summerfest 2012"

In my opinion, if you took a little bit of Lou Reed, Television, and Kings of Leon and blended them altogether, you'd end up with Eagle Trace. These guys have definitely got potential and I wouldn't be surprised to hear them on the radio in the very near future! - The Madison Packard

"Brian Kramp of Kramp and Adler Morning Show on FM 102.1 on new EP "Pictures Paint a Thousand Worries"

I love it! These guys can play. I like that not all the songs sound the same or have the same structure. - Kramp and Adler Morning Show

"414 music on FM 88.9"

This band of brothers, and one "odd man out", form together to create a soulful indie sound filled with passion and fun. - Radio Milwaukee

"Interview on Fearless Radio 11/28/2012"

Interview on Fearless Radio 11/28/2012 - Fearless Radio

"Young Milwaukee rock group Eagle Trace is a literal band of brothers"

Our Interview with OnMilwaukee.com 3/5/2013 - OnMilwaukee.com

"Eagle Trace wins "Best in Show" at Beloit International Film and Music Festival(New York Times calls "a Sundance alternative)""

Eagle Trace did not only Rock the House at the Beloit International Film Festival, but were the overwhelming audience's favorite out of the 24 bands playing at this year's competition! After reviewing over 250 band submittals from all over the world, BIFF event coordinators found a rare gem only 1 hour away in Milwaukee, and in the opinion of BIFF and the party we had in Beloit, they are the best!! - Brian Ramsey, Director of BIFF + Music

"Suzanne Sando DJ at WLUM FM102.1"

Eagle Trace is one up-and-coming Milwaukee band you don't want to miss out on. From insanely catchy guitar riffs to intelligent lyrics, their "Pictures Paint A Thousand Worries" EP is guaranteed to impress. - Neighborhood Watch


Scratch and Sniff EP 2012
Changing Faces LP  2012
Pictures Paint a Thousand Worries EP 2012
On My Own (single)   2014
Off in the Night EP   2015
The Restless Sea  2016



Originating from Milwaukee, Wis. Eagle Trace with their infectious, alternative rhythms, proves to be one of the most anticipated new artists out of the Midwest. 

ET has performed at events and venues like Summerfest, The Metro, and the House of Blues in Chicago, and Freakfest. Eagle Trace has also been featured on FM 102.1's Neighborhood Watch, FM 88.9's 414 Music, Fearless Radio's New Music Binge, OnMilwaukee.com, Journal Sentinal, Midwest Action, and named band of the week on breakingnandentering.net. Either way, the hard-hitting sound that Eagle Trace produces is sure to attract attention.

Eagle Trace is made up of the Borgardt brothers, Mitch  frontman and rhythm guitar, Max guitar and backing vocals, Cass drums, Jackson Bass and friend Phil Bregant guitar and backing vocals.  The band was formed with the help of their mutual guitar teacher, Matt Miller in 2011. Miller helped the Borgardts find Coning to complete Eagle Trace.

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