Song Premiere | Scuba Cop, ‘Wormhole’

San Diego’s Scuba Cop releases the Scuba Pop album on July 5. Named after Pee-Wee Herman’s favorite book, Scuba Cop is the noise project of Ely Morgan, who is known for his previous bands Die Princess Die, Manta Ray, and Goth Jock. Morgan has released multiple albums, been showcased at SXSW twice, and toured throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Outside of performing music, he has always played a central role in the local music scenes he’s been a part of, with video footage used in two different documentaries about Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna, taking part in two different published music books, and booking bands that included Elliott Smith and Fred Armisen.

Scuba Pop is equal parts aggressive and catchy with the concept being COP vs. POP. Side A (the first four songs) is the COP side, with more aggressive, guitar-heavy vibes. Side B (the following four songs) is the POP side, with more catchy hooks. This release has a lot of alternative ’90s alternative rock influences, including The Pixies, Unwound, and The Jesus Lizard, and the songs are a mix of personal experience and observations along with a little Sci-Fi mixed in. It was recorded by Morgan and mastered by Pete Lyman, a Grammy-winning mastering engineer. This album sees release digitally as well as on limited edition lemon-colored vinyl. Preorder it here.

Today, Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of premiering “Wormhole.” Morgan says, “‘Wormhole’ is a fictional alien invasion story. I got the idea from a Jerry Seinfeld bit. If aliens were spying on humans walking their dogs on Earth., they would think the dogs rule the planet because they see the way humans interact with their dogs such as picking up dog poop.  My story is that the aliens invade Earth, take the humans as prisoners and worship the dogs themselves. Because at the end of the day dogs rule!”

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