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Polica’s “You Don’t Own Me” Cover: Idolator Premiere

113a5f88fd3a4cfe6639b49d3dbf8d13 Polica’s “You Don’t Own Me” Cover: Idolator Premiere

Lesley Gore‘s assertive, Quincy Jones-produced pop ballad became an instant radio staple when it was released in 1963, and has been covered by everyone from Dusty Springfield to Joan Jett to Michelle Branch to Nicole Scherzinger over the decades.  (And let’s of course not forget Bette, Diane and Goldie belting out the defiant tune while wearing all white in The First Wives Club!)

Now Minneapolis band Poliça have given Gore’s hit a fresh makeover, complete with moody synths, gorgeous bass and Channy Leaneagh‘s lulling vocals. The track is one of four extras included on the Deluxe Edition re-release of the band’s second album Shulamith (out June 10th). And for all the vinyl lovers out there, the quintet’s version of the song will also be issued as a 10″ record, first on June 30 in Europe and then later this month via the band’s stateside label Mom + Pop.

“We’ve been playing this song live for the past year on all the Shulamith tours,” Channy tells Idolator. “‘You Don’t Own Me’ says all the things I try to say in my own songs: it’s one of the most lyrically perfect songs I’ve ever heard and Lesley Gore delivers it like no other can, so thanks to her for being and thanks to you for listening.”

Catch Poliça on the road this summer during the following dates:

Jun 03 – Mod Club – Toronto, CA
Jun 05 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
Jun 06 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Jun 07 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Jun 08 – The Basement – Columbus, OH
Jun 09 – Southgate -Cincinnati, OH
Jun 10 – Mr. Smalls Theatre – Millvale, PA
Jun 12 -Bonnaroo -Manchester, TN
Jun 14 – Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, nc
Jun 16 – Bowery Ballroom -New York, NY
Jun 17 – Music Hall of Williamsburg -Brooklyn, NY
Jun 21 – Southside Festival – Stodtlen, Germany
Jun 22 – Hurricane Festival – Scheesel, Germany
Jun 24 – Freiheiz – Munich, Germany
Jun 25 – Zakk – Dusseldorf, Germany
Jun 28 – The Old Market, Brighton, UK
Jun 29 – Down The Rabbit Hole – Ewijk, NDL
Aug 2 – Visions Festival – London, UK
Aug 3 – Rivierenhof, Antwerp, BEL
Aug 4 – Taubchenthal – Leipzig, GERM
Aug 7 – Way Out West – Gothenberg, SWE
Aug 9 – Flow Festival – Helsinki, FIN
Aug 11 – Train – Arhus, DEN
Aug 12 – Palmengarten – Frankfurt, GER
Aug 14 – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, UK
Aug 15 – Green Man Festival – Crickhowell, UK
Aug 16 – Belgrave Music Hall – Leeds, UK
Aug 30 – Bumbershoot – Seattle, WA

Get an eyeful of even more pop music coverage, from artist interviews to exclusive performances, on Idolator’s YouTube channel.

 

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