easycore, also known as softcore
, is a subgenre of punk consisting of pop punk bands inspired by hardcore punk. musical characteristics include shout-backs, sing-a-longs, and positive, uplifting lyrics.
some easycore bands are: Set Your Goals, Four Year Strong, post-MTV era New Found Glory, Daggermouth, The Wonder Years, Fireworks, etc.
New Found Glory's fall 2008 headlining tour was called "The EasyCore Tour" and featured opening acts A Day To Remember, Set Your Goals, Four Year Strong, International Superheroes of Hardcore, and Crime In Stereo.