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Ink Bomb releases acoustic Against Me! cover for charity!

For the third year in a row, Dutch punk band Ink Bomb will sell an acoustic cover for charity today. This year the band chose the song “Black Me Out” from American punk rock band Against Me! and will sell it for 3 euros. All proceeds will be donated to OutRight Action International, an LGBTIQ organization. The donation campaign will end on January 11th!

Choice

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. ”

Self produced

Like all previous Ink Bomb releases, the Against Me! cover was recorded and mixed in the studio of Ink Bomb guitarist Quirijn Foeken. This way no expenses were made for this Christmas release and all proceeds can benefit OutRight Action International.

Acoustic donation projects 2016 and 2017

This is the third time Ink Bomb sells an acoustic cover for charity. Last year, the band 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.

Buying the cover

The acoustic cover of Against Me!’s “Black Me Out” is free for everyone to listen to on Ink Bomb’s Bandcamp. Anyone who wants to buy the as an MP3 and to contribute to OutRight Action International this way, can do so in two ways.
– Transfer three (or more) euro’s to NL76TRIO0379211440 in name of Q.O.B. Foeken no later than January 11. Be sure to mention “donation 2018” and your email address.
– Buy the song via Ink Bomb’s Bandcamp page by using PayPal or a credit card no later than January 11. Because these two organizations charge administration fees, 70% of each purchase via this route will go to the OutRight Action International.

Photo: Matthijs Mekking

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