新裤子 (New Pants) was formed in 1996 in Beijing by Millionaire Peng, Groove Dog, Lobo, and Fox Pang. They signed with Modern Sky Records in 1997. Their style is pop-punk with occasional electronic touches. Their first CD named New Pants was released on Modern Sky Records in 1998. The magazines Audio and Video World (音像世界) and Pop Song (通俗歌曲) voted New Pants' first CD into their 1998 and 1999 Top Ten Hits lists. And in 1999, the CD was officially distributed in Hong Kong and received very positive media attention.