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Eric Balfour's Band: Born As Ghosts

Updated on October 11, 2009

Lately I have been listening to and loving Born As Ghosts

You may recognize Eric Balfour. He's been acting since around 1984. In 6 Feet Under he played Gabriel Dimas, in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003 he played Kemper. Apparently he's one of those multi-talents: acting, singing, producing, writing...

He's providing the powerful emotional vocals for this Los Angeles band.

I do not believe they are signed. I think you have to hit them on Myspace to check out the tracks.

Sweet Sixteen is my favorite, in music and lyric:

"If today

I could have another life some way

Would this feeling go?

Could I say

Everybody love me now this way?

Won't you say

Won't you say I'm OK?"

- Born as Ghosts

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    Kathy 9 years ago

    I think he's really sexy. He even had a hot nude shot in "Lie with me". But I have to disagree with you - he can't act worth a damn. I hope his singing talents are better.

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    Goodwitch 9 years ago

    Thanks for the "new band" lead! Unfortunately, I didn't love them and can see why they aren't signed yet. They're good, but not very original. Sorry...this is my "music exec." experience coming out. However, worse things have "made it" and chances are, given the notable front man, they will get a deal. Nothing that a great producer & co-writer can't fix!

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    Veronica 9 years ago from NY

    I'm bummed that you didn't love them like I did. But it makes sense since you said "music exec" thing - I almost always hate pop, and top 40, and that crap.

    Born as Ghosts is so different than anything else out there. They don't conform to that cookie cutter industry sound thing. Their music has such an LA influence - such a subtle Mexican flavor that you don't hear anyplace else right now, mixed with that soulful voice and emo-esque feel, but all of it on a streetwise gritty pulse.

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    LAslut 9 years ago

    I've seen them live. They groove. Believe me.

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    Amelia 9 years ago

    What haters. He sexy and he's a great actor. He is intriguing. And I hope one day he's mine. ;)

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    Veronica 9 years ago from NY

    Thanks Amelia, i'm with you.

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    Tommy 9 years ago

    Great band, and maybe they won't make it because they aren't commercial. But it would really suck if the only people that make it all sound like the same shitass blink182 stuff

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    noneya 9 years ago

    i love eric balfour. i love eric balfour's band. i preferred their old name. but regardless----they are amazing. bottom line. :)

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    Ali Hood 9 years ago

    Love it and them

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    Ang 9 years ago

    I think he's HOT and talented. I just watched "Lie With Me" last night-I could see something deeper in the movie than most (it got horrid reviews), but most of "us" can't see past nudity and sex scenes enough to delve into a story line that IS truly there! (and 2 GORgeous leads doesn't hurt either) ;)

    I hope to see Born As Ghosts on the east coast.....I'm going to hate to break my penny bank to fly out west!

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    Sveta 9 years ago

    I can not agree with those who think Eric is a bad actor. Well, here in Ukraine we haven't heard much of him. Though when i saw "lie with me" i thought that he was just the actor needed. The film is gripping ! and for 50% this is because of the actors. 50other per cents - because of the idea. Sexual scenes... well, even if you omit them but do not ofcourse forget about them (that's what i did), the film will remain good!

    P.S. Sorry for my poor English

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    Veronica 9 years ago from NY

    Sveta - thanks so much for your comment. It's great to hear from the Ukraine regarding "Lie with Me" I loved that film.

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    Sveta 9 years ago

    it was my pleasure, Veronica! i loved it too.

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    sveta 9 years ago

    I'm looking for the "Born of Ghosts" albums in Internet now, but can't find any. Could you, please, give me a link where I can download their albums ? Thanks in advance.

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    Veronica 9 years ago from NY

    No albumn yest, but go to their myspace page to hear the music, and for downloads and info.

    http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=us...

    If the link doesn't work, go to my myspace page, it's linked on my blog , you can find that in my profile on here. Go through my myspace frineds, Born as Ghosts are there ;)

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    sveta 9 years ago

    thank you for being helpful, Veronica!!! i really appreciate it. but the thing is, i already visited their myspace page... i found just a couple of songs there and was pretty upset, because i expected to find more... MORE!

    P.S. I am just starting to know about their band, that's why don't get surprised that i may ask silly questions :)

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    Proxy 9 years ago

    I have to disagree with "Kathy" that's a load of crap Eric Belfour can act and sing he's awsome

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    Sveta 9 years ago

    Dear Proxy, let me hug you!!!! )))

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    slavi 9 years ago

    have someone the lyrics from the last album???need it-please

    thanks

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    anamaile 9 years ago

    I saw Lie with Me some time ago... and despite the sex scenes, which yes, Eric Balfour is hot in, I actually liked the movie. I even cried in the end. I've seen him in other films and he's pretty good. As far as the music, I just started listening to the band and as others have previously mentioned, there's definitely something different about this band that sets them apart from the rest. I love the vibe. If you are from LA county, you can just close your eyes and listen and everything that is LA is engulfed by the rythms that you hear... eclectic, vibrant, full of culture and lots of flavor. I hope to see them play live and meet all of the members some day, not just Eric.

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    [{€ ł @}] 8 years ago

    I visited Born as Ghosts myspace, and they actualy have good music... I tried to find the lyrics for "I will", but I can't find them anywhere. Or any lyrics for their songs, as a matter of fact... Since I'm from Bosnia, I don't really understand much what Eric says in his songs, even though I speak English quite well... Well, too bad. Anyway, do any of you know a site where they, or someone else posted the lyrics? Thanks in advance.

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    slavi 8 years ago

    hej,[{€ ? @}]

    nemam ni ja pojma gdje da nadem lyric´s--- nes nac da si bog...shit....

    pogledaj na

    http://www.ericbalfourfansite.com/

    ima skoro sve sta hoces da znas o njemu....

    pozdrav....

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    38838 8 years ago

    love u eric...

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    Meeshell 8 years ago

    I am rapidly becoming a HUGE fan of Eric. I havn't heard his band yet but I plan on it!

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    Melissa 8 years ago

    I just started to listent to the band and i have to say I love the band! I want to see them live soo bad.... i feel like, where have i been!! they have been out for a few years now and i had no idea!! I love their sound it is soo unlike anything else...Eric can definitely sing!! And act!!

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    [{€ Ł @}] 8 years ago

    Hvala puno Slavi, a odakle si ti? Nasla sam se u cudu kad sam vidjela da postoji neko koga razumijem jer prica moj maternji jezik, a voli Born As ghosts :)pozz

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    Andrea 8 years ago

    I think he's an amazing actor..he was perfect in lie with me..and i just love his band. It's not something very original, but they're great!! And i like the way he sings, i like the instrumental part of the band.......I like it.

    =)

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    Spring 8 years ago

    Okay I have been looking all over the interent and at all the movie places around me here in Michigan and I can NOT find his movie Lie With Me. Any help as to where I can find this movie. Also I know his album has not dropped yet but any ideas on tour dates and when and where or anything like that?

    Thanks

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    Veronica 8 years ago from NY

    Lots of scenes from "Lie With Me" are on Youtube.com

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3snke72CNM&amp...

    Just do a search if that link doesn't work.

    There are a lot of copies of it for sale on Amazon some for under $10 with shipping.

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-al...

    It's also for sale on Ebay.

    The best place for the up to the moment news on Born As Ghosts is the band's myspace page,their profile name is bornasghostsmusic

    www.myspace.com/bornasghostsmusic

    Good luck

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    Spring 8 years ago

    Thanks for the help I am a little worried about buying a movie before I watch it but I heard that I could probably get it off or Netflixs or the Blockbuster online or something like that. Now my next question is where the heck to I find the Lyrics to there songs again looking and not finding. I guess I'm not very good at this. :)

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    ali 8 years ago

    search for Fredalba

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    Veronica 8 years ago from NY

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    Edith PW 8 years ago

    He's great in all aspects! Acting and singing! Love him!

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    breezzy 6 years ago

    Does anyone know where I can find the lyrics for Heart to Steel, I A Man, I Will and Sweet Sixteen? I love the music!

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    Veronica 6 years ago from NY

    breezzy, if you find them anywhere, please post the link. I'd love to see them, too!

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    Veronica 6 years ago from NY

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    Shiloh 6 years ago

    Love Heart to Steel! Oh I hope they come East too. Would love to see them play Jacksonville! I just recently was introduced to his talents in the film world, and while looking up other things he has been in found out that he was front for a band! Imagine my surprise as I am finding so many of the actors I like are so talented beyond just acting!!!

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    ängie 6 years ago

    LETS TALK ABAUT THE BAND... I NEVER KNEW HE HAD A BAND! I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE OF IT... CAN SOMEONE POST A PIC OR SOME PICS OF THE BAND AND THE LATEST SONGS?... PLEASE POST MORE PICS OF ERIC... HE IS SO CUTE!! I LOVE HIM SINCE I WATCH SKYLINE, THE INVASION. NICE BODY ERIC! KEEP IT THAT WAY... WITHOUT MENTION HE BROKE MY HEART SINCE THAT DAY....

    ;)

    LOVE FOR ALL!

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    Viki 6 years ago

    Zna li neko gde mogu da nadjem celu pesmu?

    Does someone know where I can find full song?

    Hvala!

    Thanks!

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    MsMusic 6 years ago

    I'd love to purchase their music but can't find it. I think it use to be available on their myspace page, but not anymore.

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    Paul 6 years ago

    @MsMusic, you CAN download it for free at:

    http://www.4shared.com/audio/gp8sfeU6/Born_As_Ghos...

    It just sucks that we can't actually buy the songs from Born As Ghosts, because I'd love to be supporting them. I really loved the band when they were Fredalba (album which is still available on iTunes, etc). And it seems their style hasn't changed much even though they changed the band name.

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    MsMusic 6 years ago

    Thanks so much Paul!

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