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“With considerable traction already beneath his ever-moving feet, Coyne’s pet project brings forth a lighthearted and upbeat debut album with Take Things As They Come. Coyne’s inherent positivity, combined with catchy-raspy melodies, brilliant harmonies, accentuated by a dab of harmonica and banjo coalesce to make this first Rusty Nickel deposit a fine addition to Coyne’s already bursting catalog.”
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Tyler Mass // Milwaukee Magazine


“If patrons of the Milwaukee music scene had to elect a lone person as its mascot, Myles Coyne would probably make the short list of strongest candidates”
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Piet Levy // Journal Sentinel


“Myles Coyne and the Rusty Nickel Band stopped by for a rousing good time. Yes, rousing. I have fun with pretty much every band that comes in, but I had an exceptional time hosting these very talented (and quite funny) musicians. When the wheels come off because of the laughter and sillyness, it's a good thing. The songs, however, did not. Just gorgeous”
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Stephan Kallo // 88.9 Radio Milwaukee


“A graduate of the Isaac Brock/Conor Oberst school of vocal instability, singer-songwriter Myles Coyne has gigged relentlessly around Riverwest over the last couple years, since finding a choice outlet for his nervous energy with in his backing Rusty Nickel Band. It's fitting, then, that the group's inaugural full-length, the Shane Hochstetler-tracked Take Things As They Come, is paced like a live show, ping-ponging from lovely, finger-picked poetry to shambolic folk-rock combustions. It's a raw, giddy record, relentlessly eager to please, and a testament to Coyne's irrepressible showmanship.”
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Evan Rytlewski // Shepherd Express


As sweet and wistful as Take Things can be, it’s rough around all its edges—the point being, perhaps, that a rusty nickel has just as much value as a polished one, and recording engineer Shane Hochstetler has done a great job of capturing the goofy, youthful exuberance of a Myles Coyne live performance. In a scene dominated by pensive, even morose lyrics and music, this scrappy little record could be a real shot in the arm.
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Cal Roach // AV Club Milwaukee


“These 10 tracks find Myles and the band at their finest. Ranging from gentle contemplative songs to driving folk tunes that build and build, every track is an instant hit. With help from vocalist Caley Conway, tracks like “About” are a stunning example of what this band is capable of, while the unapologetic and crass lyrics of “Don’t Tell Me” show they have a sense of humor when it comes to their music. This is a fun record by a bunch of fun people”
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Dan Javis // The Vinyl District


“Having followed Myles Coyne and the Rusty Nickels for a few years now, it’s just awesome to finally hear them release a full-length album. I’m not sure how to summarize the album in its entirety other than to say that it just sounds right, like the perfect culmination of years of jamming, gigging, and dreams. It makes me happy to hear this lighthearted album from a bunch of musicians with a lot of ambition coupled with a lot of talent. Take Things As They Come is eager to please – and it does.”
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Alyssa Lee // Midwest Action


"It’s easy to recognize a Dylan influence with Coyne’s generally roughshod, half-spoken delivery, but every once in a while he’ll nail you with some sonorous falsetto in perfect pitch just to make you wonder where the hell it came from.”
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Cal Roach // AV Club Milwaukee


"...his guitar set high on his chest, constantly keeping the crowd entertained with his exuberance on stage and banter in between songs. This is obviously a multi-talented group with many instruments and surprises up their sleeve."
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Anne Conway // Local Playlist


"For those who sometimes tire of cross-genre mixing and matching, Myles Coyne & The Rusty Nickel Band are worth a listen. Unabashed folk rock, this Milwaukee outfit, headed by, yes, Myles Coyne, frolics along with warbling guitars, wandering rhythms and a whole lot of harmonica. And wouldn’t you know, the band’s purity is actually quite refreshing."
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Loud Loop Press


"Myles Coyne has made a name for himself as of recent due to his workmanship and vigilance in promotion. He has had his foot in the door for sometime, drawing crowds in a number of states in the Midwest. His style sits between tried-and-true musical traditions and varied experimentation, eased along with poppy sensibilities."
8.4/10
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