In April 2006, Dear and the Headlights completed the recording of their debut record, Small Steps, Heavy Hooves with local producer Bob Hoag (Joel Plaskett, Versus the Mirror, The Format). Although Ian Metzger, PJ Waxman, Joel Marquard, Chuckie Duff and Mark Kulvinskas had only started playing shows together under the Dear and the Headlights name a year earlier, this first full-length recording had been a long time in the making.
* Produced and Engineered by Bob Hoag at Flying Blanket Studios
* Mastered by Roger Seibel
* A&R: Glenn Dooley
* Design and layout by Chuckie Duff, Joel Marquard, J.P. Manke
Vinyl available on Clay Street Records (10 test presses, 300 black vinyl, 700 translucent gold vinyl)