Since its 2000 inception, this Queens-based quartet has become a significant cog in the punk machine. After releasing its first four full-length albums on Chicago-based label, Victory Records, the band switched to Wind-up Records with the 2011 release of "Killing Time." While the record continues to showcase the group's alternative and pop foundation, it is definitely an expansion of musical horizons. The collection includes everything from ballads, in-your-face thrashers, moments of operatic piano rock, and even songs with a sort of surf metal sensibility. It's a seriously weird (in the best sense of the word) smorgasbord of sound.
Bayside performs Friday, October 4, 8 p.m. at Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water Street, $18-$21, waterstreetmusic.com.