It's hard to believe, but 2014 is coming to a close -- we're just a month away from celebrating the new year and getting our hands on all of those highly-anticipated 2015 releases.

But before we pop the champagne and make our resolutions, we still have a handful of new releases to spin in December. Sure, things are slowing down a bit -- but that doesn't mean there aren't some great albums to get your hands on.

From the Smashing Pumpkins to Mike Patton's new project tētēma, take a look at December's new music below -- and then get to your local record store to get your hands on 'em!

December 2

Owen -- 'Other People's Songs'
Parkay Quarts -- 'Content Nausea' (Physical release)
She & Him -- 'Classics'
Walk the Moon -- 'Talking Is Hard'
Jozef van Wissem -- 'It Is Time for You to Return'

December 9

tētēma -- 'Geocidal'
Smashing Pumpkins -- 'Monuments to an Elegy'

December 16

Brian Chippendale and Greg Saunier -- 'Brian Chippendale and Greg Saunier'
The City On Film -- 'La Vella'

Looking Ahead to 2015

Catfish and the Bottlement -- 'The Balcony'
The Decemberists -- 'What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World'
Justin Townes Earle -- 'Absent Fathers'
Panda Bear -- 'Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper'
Sleater-Kinney -- 'No Cities to Love'
Butch Walker -- 'Afraid of Ghosts'
The Waterboys -- 'Modern Blues'