Jakarta-based indie band formed in 2002. The band was originally formed by Ade Paloh, Mondo Gascaro and Awan Garnida. They have been close friends since childhood. Other two members, Bemby Gusti and Reza Dwiputranto, were brought in by Awan Garnida.
In 2004 and early 2005, Sore contributed two songs in a couple of compilation albums, the first one wasin a compilation album of Jakarta’s indie scene called "JKRT: SKRG" (an abbreviation of "Jakarta, Sekarang" which translates to "Jakarta, Now"). The album was released by Aksara Records. Another one was an original motion picture soundtrack of "Janji Joni". The album was also released by Aksara Records.
SORE finally released their full-length debut album Centralismo in 2005. The album title itself refer to the world "central", which in this case refer to Central Jakarta, where the most band members grew up. The music varied greatly from track to track as each member contributed lead singing and song-writing in this album. Their vintage instrumentation, like the use of vibraphones, mellotron, and horn section is reminiscent of popular music in the 50's, 60's and 70's.
The first album was praised by Time Magazine Asia as "One of Five Asian Albums Worth Buying", and Rolling Stone Indonesia magazine ranked it the 40th in "150 Greatest Indonesian Albums of All Time". The fifth single, "No Fruits for Today", also ranked as one of 150 Greatest Indonesian Albums of All Time.