Matador Records post-rock band Mogwai have posted the first single from their upcoming album, Mr. Beast. You can find "Friend Of The Night" on the Scottish quintet's MySpace page. Mr. Beast comes out March 7 via Matador in the U.S. and a day earlier internationally via the band's own PIAS label.



The group also have a string of shows in the U.K., Russia and Japan planned for this January. Dates:



Jan 6 2006 8:00P
Temple Bar Music Centre Dublin

Jan 8 2006 8:00P
Spring & Airbrake Belfast

Jan 10 2006 8:00P
ICA London

Jan 11 2006 8:00P
ICA London

Jan 12 2006 8:00P
ICA London

Jan 13 2006 8:00P
ICA London

Jan 14 2006 8:00P
ICA London

Jan 21 2006 8:00P
Apelsin Moscow

Jan 23 2006 8:00P
Unit Tokyo

Jan 24 2006 8:00P
Unit Tokyo