Although not their debut release, Little Things is male/female heavy rawk duo MUFFLER CRUNCH's first venture into the realm of 'big studio sound' . When contrasted against the duo's first Last Drag Records (www.lastdragrecords.com
) release, Ol' Sparky's Revenge (2006), and the duo's second release, Arc Welder (2008) Little Things is the duo's "bigfoot"...the mountain beyond the recorded foothills of previous work. The year 2007 tore MUFFLER CRUNCH out of local Ottawa clubs and straight into the arms of new Canadian fans, and with the help of PRIESTESS' Dan Watchorn, the somewhat bewildered duo were quickly thrust from the tiny, poorly amplified bar environment to playing exceedingly well attended, well publicized shows at sought after venues like Montréal's La Sala Rossa and Toronto's Lee's Palace. Where MUFFLER CRUNCH had once been sharing the stage with lesser known local acts, they were now making friends and performing alongside some of North America's best rock & metal acts like southern U.S. duo Jucifer, Australia's Bob Log III and Montréal's powerhouse double-drummered super group, Mongrels.
The duo were rapidly becoming an intriguing phenomenon due to their jaw-dropping live act as well as the fact that all of their bowel rumbling rock/metal is played exclusively using a “Frankensteined”, battered and beaten acoustic guitar, "Ol' Sparky". MUFFLER CRUNCH's pure and unpretentious message translates powerfully on 2012's Little Things, as the duo enlisted the help of experienced, "heavy-minded" audio engineer Ken Tierney of Ottawa's Turn To Salt Productions as well as invited guest singer, Juno nominated First Nations recording artist Flying Down Thunder.
Although MUFFLER CRUNCH's guitarist Luc Lavigne brings forth a Melvins-esque fortitude topped with the dark, guttural soulfulness of vocalist/drummer Angie 'the Barbarian's Danzig-like howl, the duo insisted that the record itself should draw the listener into an ebbing, flowing story. Little Things is an ode to the 'puissance' of the heart. MUFFLER CRUNCH's rock `n roll will entice the most dedicated metal heads, purist indie rockers and quiet, reflective observers alike. Little Things is extremely dangerous...yet surprisingly accessible.