Devin Ingelido, a former member of VersaEmerge, has posted a blog calling out ... well, basically everyone. The full thing is in the replies.
Finally, we met with the owner of Fueled by Ramen, had dinner with him and was convinced that label was the right fit. This is where there is much speculation. I can tell you that I feel signing with fueled by was such a mistake. A 360 deal doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing if the band is going to be pushed. The more money the label makes, the more the band makes. Except the label has a hand in every pot.
I feel the band was signed to not create competition for Paramore.
VersaEmerge will release their first EP, Perceptions, on vinyl - more info to come Sunday night. The band also released another statement about their name change to VERSA, stating they'll release their debut single "shortly."
So apparently VersaEmerge are changing their name to VERSA because... I don't know. On top of that, they released their "last piece of content as VersaEmerge" - a video for "No Consequence" that was shot over a year and a half ago - it's in the replies.
Update: Blake from the band has posted a statement.
As some of you have already noticed, our record label Fueled By Ramen has moved us into the Alumni section of their roster. It is true that we will no longer be a part of FBR, as we’ve decided to split ways. We’re extremely grateful to everyone over at FBR and want to thank them for all of the amazing work and time they’ve put into helping develop our band over the years. There is still new music on the way, although we wont be releasing anything until all business stuff is fully sorted. Thank you for always supporting us and being...
In a new interview, Sierra Kusterbeck of VersaEmerge says that the band will be writing a new album this summer and hope to have it released in early-2012. She also discusses her experiences on the AP Tour.
Update: The chat is now over so that the band can finish up their video shoot. Thanks so much to Sierra, Blake, and Devin for their time, and we'll try to have them back soon since this was a short chat. Please check out the new song "Mind Reader" on their AP.net profile.
VersaEmerge will be chatting in this thread beginning at 7 PM EST. Feel free to ask them about their new record Fixed at Zero (due out June 22), the new song we're premiering today, or anything else your heart desires. They will be chatting under the usernames SierraK, BlakeHarnage, and DevinIngelido.