Jonas Sees in Color is an American rock band from Greensboro, North Carolina composed of members Ryan Downing, Jonathan Albright, Michael Deming, John Chester, and Jonathan David Owens. The band's debut, self-titled album was released on September 29, 2009 on Glassnote Records and encompasses rock, indie rock, and pop music. They cite The Beatles, The Black Crowes, Band of Horses, Kings of Leon, My Morning Jacket and Otis Redding as musical influences, as well as literature such as The Giver, The Catcher in the Rye, and works by Japanese modernist Haruki Murakami. The band is known for rowdy, high-energy live performances and a relentless touring schedule. The name Jonas Sees In Color is a reference to Lois Lowry's 1993 Newberry Award winning novel The Giver.