Scuba Cop is the new project for long-time musician Ely Morgan, based out of San Diego, CA and hailing from Colorado. On November 13, Morgan will release the self-titled debut album an album which was recorded by Ely Morgan and mastered by Pete Lyman (Grammy winning mastering engineer who has worked with Chris Stapleton, Tanya Tucker, Jason Isbell, Weezer, Panic! At the Disco, and more.)

Ahead of the release of the album, check out our exclusive premiere of the track “Ghost Town”, a song inspired by the current COVID-19 lockdowns as Morgan explains: ““Ghost Town” is about the strange effect on air pollution across the globe due to COVID-19 lockdowns. While humans were ordered to stay home away from their cars and factories, it offered a break to our trees, flowers, and forests. “Ghost Town” is my nod to Unwound and Interpol.”

With previous bands (GSL’s Die Princess Die, Manta Ray, Goth Jock), Morgan has released multiple albums, been showcased at SXSW twice, and toured throughout the US 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.

Now, Morgan presents his solo project, Scuba Cop, for those who like dark and heavy music like Pixies, Unwound, Jesus and Mary Chain, Pissed Jeans, Metz, Das Oath, Slayer, Nine Inch Nails, Nomeansno, Sex Pistols, and Jesus Lizard.

The self-titled debut will see release on November 13 through Cut Lip Recordings and you can pre-order your copy here.

Artwork for ‘Scuba Cop’ by Scuba Cop

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.