Propagandhi's Haiti Charity EP, Death Cab vs. Owl City, and the Passing of Matthew Good Band's Geoff Lloyd Take Us into This Week's News Round-Up

Propagandhi's Haiti Charity EP, Death Cab vs. Owl City, and the Passing of Matthew Good Band's Geoff Lloyd Take Us into This Week's News Round-Up
With the weekend now here in full effect, that can only mean one thing in Exclaim! news land: it's News Round-Up time.

First off, this week we tracked down Canadian punk heroes Propagandhi, whose Chris Hannah gave us all the details on the band's upcoming Haiti charity EP. Here's just a snippet of what Hannah told us: "There is a track on here from the How to Clean Everything sessions that features [Weakerthans front-man] John Samson on vocals that I think long-time fans of the band will get a kick out of. I know I do. It was the only fast song he ever sang on. Fat Mike wanted me to sing it because he thought Samson sounded like Kermit the Frog. I refused. So Mike vetoed it from the record [laughs]."

Up next, we had the Sadies talking about a million and one projects, Jay Reatard's cause of death being revealed, Def Jux going "on hiatus" and Death Cab For Cutie's Chris Walla addressing Owl City's Postal Service aping.

In more Canadian news, Broken Social Scene announced their much-anticipated new album, Woodhands dropped a Pitchfork diss track and Fucked Up lost their lawsuit against Camel.

Finally, in some rather sad news, Matthew Good Band co-founder Geoff Lloyd passed away. If you live in Vancouver, a show benefitting Lloyd's wife and family will take place in Vancouver at the Astoria (769 East Hastings St.) on Sunday (February 7).