New genre alert.

  • Sunbelt Pop

Bright, melodic pop tunes, usually but not exclusively guitar-driven, with an implicit suburban outlook, made by bands from the American sunbelt, particularly the areas of fastest population growth, such as Florida, Arizona, Georgia, Texas, and Southern California.

E.g. Pre–Can’t Be Tamed Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Eat World, Weezer, some Pavement, New Found Glory, Kitty Pryde, Hey Monday, Hilary Duff.