Related Information for Crosstide Crosstide is an accidental word, not found in the English dictionary, taken from a literal translation of Pablo Neruda’s poem, “Waltz.” The poem describes a calm spot in the ocean amidst the turmoil of opposing tides and currents—a fitting metaphor for the band’s sound. Formed in the late 90's in Portland, Oregon, Crosstide began as high school friends cutting their teeth on the indie rock sound lionized by bands like Smashing Pumpkins, Mineral, Ride, and Sunny Day R.. read more