This is an independent music blog stationed in Austin, TX formally run by two friends, Ryan Ricks and Brendon Hoeferkamp. The music we share is ideal for surfing, swimming, skating, moonlight drives, a cold one, searching for that perfect greenbelt spot, getting in trouble, DIY kids,  young guns, Super 8 film, jorts, get-togethers with friends, Jersey mentalities, your definition of  ‘Punk’, biking,  people who were born to fish but forced to work. You get the picture, we basically share bad-ass and meaningful tunes.

The header photo above is the product of Australian native Peri Ewin, a friend whom I met in my first year of college. Check out more awesome Pics of the beach persuasion on her Instagram: instagram.com/iamperi/

Despite our negative play on words (“The Endless Bummer”), we actually enjoy our lives to some extent and value the music that comes along with it. Follow us and get to know us a little better: https://twitter.com/theendlessbummr.

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Questions, Comments, Concerns? Contact: Bhoeferkamp93@gmail.com

We also like to share ridiculous pictures of our friends in the space bellow:

endless summer


11 thoughts on “About

  1. Brandon

    Dear Ryan and The Endless Bummer,

    My name is Brandon Leslie. As a bit of back round, my band “The West” has spent the last 5 months working on a five song EP with producer DJ Schwartz (Jez Dior). I was turned on to your blog by my friend James a while back and I really dig what you do. I discovered “The Everywheres” from the write-up you did on them and I have been a fan ever since!

    Anyway, I’m writing to let you know about the current project that I am involved with. It’s called “The West,” a female fronted group with a few guys to balance out the mix.

    We are a fairly new band but have been trying to turn more people onto our self titled five song EP. We have been giving our music away for free in exchange for an email address. We’ve been working on a bunch of new stuff, with the thought that we’ll get another new album and music video done before summer with Director Daniel Iglesias (The Neighbourhood)

    If you haven’t checked it out, you can either stream or download our single “Wild Hearts” from our Sound Cloud:

    “Wild Hearts” Download: https://soundcloud.com/thewestmusic/wild-hearts

    Okay Ryan. I hope you enjoy the song. If you do decide to post something about it, that’d be amazing. If not, thank you anyways and we all love and enjoy your blog.

    Take good care and thanks for your time,


    1. theendlessbummer Post author

      Dear Brandon and The West,

      Thank you for enjoying my blog, that means a lot! I listened to “Wild Hearts” and loved it. I have a write up completed and I will post it in the next day or two (I like to space out my posts in accordance to genre etc.). I’d love a copy of your EP once it is finished and I’d do my best to advertise it. Thanks again,



      1. Brandon

        Hey Ryan,

        The write up looks great! You did an amazing just and we are incredibly thankful. We will send you the ep as soon as its finished which will be in March. Thanks again Ryan.


  2. adam klein

    Hey there,

    I make psychedelic music out of New Haven, CT

    Here’s an ep I just released that I thought you guys would like. It’s called Marc Bolan.


    Hope you enjoy


  3. Mason Hertweck

    Hey guys my name is Mason Hertweck.

    I am going to be a junior at the University of North Texas and I am currently majoring in Film. Since last February I have been working on an EP. I passionately love and have an intimate knowledge of Hip/Hop and have always dreamt of making my own music.

    The EP is titled “MASONderstood EP” and my persona is MASONderstood. The song I am sending you is the single off of the EP and is titled “D.D.D. (meaning: Daily Dependence to Drown)” I am in the final mixing/mastering stages for the rest of it. I plan on releasing the full EP for free download on my newly created Soundcloud August 17th. This project is completely self-funded and original. I’ve never done anything like this before and even if you choose not to post it on the blog, I would love to hear some feedback. Constructive criticism is highly valuable, especially from those who operate a music blog and have heard everything.

    I have attached the artwork for both the single and full EP. That is original as well; I took the photographs with my iPhone. As you will hear, I used clips from my favorite TV show Frasier to reinforce the lyrics and these are a recurring theme throughout the EP. I hope you guys like it and look forward to hearing back from you!


    Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/masonderstood

  4. TAYLO

    i’m bad at networking but i really wanted to show you guys some stuff.

    i go by taylo or big milk or fryde drexler.

    i released my first solo effort on 7/11 called NUGGET$ and you can download it for free here –> frydedrexler.bandcamp.com
    also, lotsa music here –> soundcloud.com/410taylo

    and finally i just dropped a music video // album release show recap video here –> http://vimeo.com/tomharmon/names

    hope you guys take a minute to check me out!


  5. courtney

    Hi The Endless Bummer,

    My name is Courtney Chang and I am the Public Relations chair at TZ entertainment in Los Angeles, California. I represent an artist named Gabriel Villaruel who also goes by the stage name AlphaLevel. He is a young Filipino rapper coming from Korea-town who has built his fanbase from Youtube to Facebook with his charisma and lyrical quality. Stylistically, he has a modern sound mixed with old school beats and is constantly looking for new ways to establish himself in the hip hop community. We have been fans of your website and appreciate your coverage you do for artist of all genres. We admire your dedication to provide noteworthy music and exclusive material from up-and-coming artists and hope you can take my artist, Alphalevel, into consideration. We thank you for taking the time to read this and acknowledge that you get many request but hopefully if not now but sometime in the future you will consider posting about him. I have posted all of Gabriel’s content below so feel free to check them out! We hope you get a chance to look over his content and if you have any questions message me back at this email or contact me at (510) 333-0471.
    Thank you for taking the time to read this email and hope to hear from you guys soon!

    Music links:
    1. https://soundcloud.com/stream
    2. http://alphalevelmusic.bandcamp.com/

    Notable video links:
    1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCEE2-R7wCI
    4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D98O5UUO8AM

    Social media links:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlphaLevelMusic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gabriel.villaruel?fref=ts

    Best regards,
    Courtney Chang
    TZ entertainment publicity chair


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