For the third year in a row, Dutch punk band Ink Bomb will sell an acoustic cover for charity. This year the band choose the song “Black Me Out” from American punk rock band Against Me!. The song will be released on December 7 and is for sale for 3 euros. All proceeds will be donated to OutRight Action International, an LGBTIQ organization.
OutRight Action International is an organization that documents violations of human rights and abuse against people because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. They also engage in human rights advocacy with partners around the globe. Ink Bomb’s choice for this organization is clear: “Human rights are under pressure worldwide. In this way we want to contribute to the important work that OutRight Action International, in collaboration with local organizations, does.”
“Because Against Me is fronted by a transwoman, we thought this song was a good match with this charity. Moreover, Against Me! is a band we admire because of their blend of great songs and poignant subject matter. ”
Acoustic donation projects 2016 and 2017
This is the third time Ink Bomb sells an acoustic cover for charity. Last year, the punk rockers covered the 80’s hit Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper for the Surf Project. In 2016, they covered the punk classic Nothing With You by the Descendents. The proceeds then were donated to the Clothing Bank Nijmegen.