Ray LaMontagne is in the midst of finishing his next RCA studio album with hopes to release it in early August.

Ray LaMontagne is in the midst of finishing his next RCA studio album with hopes to release it in early August. The artist has been recording with producer Ethan Johns at Allaire Studios in Shokan, N.Y. The pair previously worked together on LaMontagne's 2004 debut, "Trouble," which has sold 239,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

According to a spokesperson, the as-yet-untitled effort will be preceded by a short North American tour in July, a month after he finishes a stint supporting David Gray in the United Kingdom.

As previously reported, LaMontagne released the "Live from Bonnaroo 2005" EP last December, which included the previously unreleased song "Empty."

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