On Sirens and Condolences, Bayside borrows Schwarzenbach's muted bar chords, punchy choruses, despairing subject matter, and out-of-control angst, crafting songs that move the listener in a ticklish, goosebumpy manner. "Poison in My Veins," one of many songs about getting dumped, adds the band's lovely harmonies to the Jawbreaker formula, along with a cathartic guitar solo, knockout hooks, a very pleasurable bridge, and no shortage of emotion. Some of the lyrics -- "Take this razor/Sign your name across my wrist/So everyone will know you left me," or maybe "Spend my days looking back/And I wonder if you're looking up/From underneath someone who is able to be everything I'm not" -- definitely fall in the wimpo, crybaby, oh-so-precious, I'm-a-dork-who's-way-too-into-Morrissey category. Still, the stirring music manages to make these sentiments seem less lame. This mix of adolescent self-loathing and upbeat, spirited punk rock is the recipe for most of Bayside's songs, and overall it clicks.